Love and Bruises (2011)
Paris, the present day. Wandering the streets in a daze after being dumped by her French boyfriend Thierry whom she got to know in China, Hua, a 28-year-old student from Beijing, literally bumps into Mathieu, 25, a construction worker. He helps her find a bank, and charms her into having dinner together; afterwards, he has rough sex with her in the street and the two then go to a hotel, where they make love till dawn. Hua moves out of the small flat of a Chinese friend and into her own place, and meets Mathieu regularly for sex. She also gets to know his friends Eric and Giovanni, whom he sometimes helps out stealing and re-selling antiques. When Giovanni rapes her one day, Hua, suspecting she was set up by Mathieu, decides to break up with him; but when Mathieu threatens to commit suicide, she relents, and later visits him at his home in the suburbs. Mathieu, however, has a secret he hasn't told Hua – which further strains their relationship. Though she is hopelssly in love with Mathieu, Hua has to decide whether to stay with him in Paris or go back to her former life Beijing.