Thursday, June 9, 2011

Special Treatment (Sans queue ni tête)

Director: Jeanne Labrune

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Sabila Moussadek, Bouli Lanners

Alice Bergerac (Isabelle Huppert) is an aging high class prostitute who specializes in role playing routines for her clients. After a violent episode she is forced to leave her apartment and move in with friend Juliette (Sabila Moussadek). Alice now contemplates changing her life style and seeks the help from a psychiatrist. Eventually she meets Xavier Demestre (Bouli Lanners), a disillusioned psychoanalyst. They share one love, object d’art. The film gradually brings together and rhymes the skills and experiences of two very different disenchanted individuals. Despite good performances by the leads and strong support the movie is rather a bit of a non-event and what might have been a hilarious comedy is played straight and suffers as a consequence.

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