Abuse of weakness

Abuse of weakness

DVD - 2014 | French
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The film is an exploration of power and sex. Maud is a strong-willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurtles out of control.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Strand Releasing, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 13, 2018

This film by French director Catherine Breillat is a very average watch in my view. The plot is about a film producers, crippled by a recent stroke, falling for a con man and losing all of her financial assets. The problem is I do not find her a likable person, and she kind of deserved the misfortune the befell on her. Once I have lost interest in the main characters the film simply failed to engage my attention. In French with subtitles.

Aug 10, 2015

Another of Ms. Hupperts role as a having a quirky personality. I am not sure whether I enjoyed the movie but the ending seems a little contrived and doesn't build up a strong story for a topic on manipulation.

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