Even had she not played Emma Bovary for Claude Chabrol in 1991 Isabelle Huppert would have had little difficulty with this much-diluted version indeed neither she nor co-star Jean-Pierre Darrousin would have problems with virtually any role given their respective track records so it is ironic that they fail to convince as a much-married couple with adult children. It is, in fact, difficult to believe that two such major actors in French cinema have never co-starred until now. A third actor - who served as a bonus in my case - is Marina Fois and I was disappointed that her role was merely a cameo with barely ten minutes screen time but again, cast as an eccentric she had no reason to rely on costume, glasses, etc in order to convince as she is far too good an actress to need props such as these. The plot itself - aside from the Bovary overtones - is all too familiar but even the most hackneyed plot is safe in the hands of pros like these. Recommended.
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Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their two children have left the household, routine and weariness have set in. One night, Brigitte, who has been invited to a party by a group of Parisians in the house next to their farm, lets herself be wooed by Stan, a witty, cool attractive young man. Some time later, giving a visit to a dermatologist as an excuse, she goes to Paris to meet him. But things do not go according to plan.
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October 06, 2022 at 06:35 AM