"Jeux d'enfants" or "Love Me If You Dare" in English, is a 2003 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by Yann Samuell. The film stars Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard as lifelong friends Julien Janvier and Sophie Kowalsky who begin a game of dares as children, and continue it into their adult life, pushing each other's limits further and further.
The narrative of the film is structured around this game, the dares becoming more and more extreme over time, which starts to strain their personal lives and relationships with others. The whimsical and almost fairy-tale like cinematography contrasts the dark nature of their game, creating a unique and disconcerting atmosphere that leaves audiences intrigued.
"Jeux d'enfants" is known for its blend of romantic, comedic and dramatic elements, and for its exploration of themes like love, friendship, and the lengths people will go to maintain both. The performances by Canet and Cotillard were highly praised, helping to establish their status in the French and international cinema.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but gained a cult following for its unique style, bold narrative, and the chemistry between its leads.