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August 18, 2010
Visually the movie is stunning...pastel colors wash the landscape of early 19th Paris as well as the French seaside.....the costumes are magnificent and evocative....the actors convey the consuming and possessive nature of desire..the script is top rate as is the direction....watching one is swept away by the beauty and lust of the actors....a real delight of the senses...
July 06, 2008
very boring, slow moving. Would not recommend this movie for anyone.
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Los Angeles Times
The Catherine Breillat-directed period piece is an extreme cinematic pleasure, a well-told yarn of merciless desire. Full Review
Argento and Aattou deliver appropriately outsize performances to fit the movie's sense of extravagant escapism, and Claude Sarraute delivers a slyly witty performance as the elderly lady carried away by Ryno's Scheherazade-like tale. Full Review
Lush. Debauched. Ravishing. And did I mention sexy? Full Review
New York Daily News
Though Argento and Aattou lack the searing chemistry needed, the social politics are consistently intriguing, and everything - not to mention everyone -looks absolutely stunning. Full Review
Perhaps it's the lack of sex or perhaps it's the incessant, banal chattering of the characters, but this movie is more likely to inspire sleep than interest. Breillat has done something I never expected from her: made a boring film. Full Review