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Release Date: 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
A charismatic con artist becomes close to Maud, a famous director, after she has a stroke. He makes her feel alive again, and she lets him borrow huge sums of money.

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Sermet, Daphné Baiwir, Nicolas Steil, Jean-François Lepetit, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino, Ronald Leclercq

Director: Catherine Breillat

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Like in all of the director’s work, psychologically reductive readings of the characters are absent, though intriguing performances give audiences a way into the material. show more

  • Huppert’s amazing performance not only masters the physical rigors and deformations of her character, but more importantly captures her cold capriciousness and the enigmatic innocence that one of Maud’s friend’s labels “perverse.” show more

  • This is a work just as startling and potent as anything she has done to date — a powerful example of art being used to exorcise personal demons that is anchored by two stunning performances and some of the most gripping moments to be seen in any film so far this year. show more

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