Emmanuelle Bercot – Mes chères études aka Student Services (2010)

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A cash strapped college student goes to work as an escort in order to make ends meet, only to realize that her education has taken a back seat to her budding career in the pleasure industry. In her struggle to stay financially stable during her first year at the university, 19 year old Laura discovers that a part-time job just won’t pay the bills. Then, just when Laura is at her most desperate, she sees an internet ad from a man who’s willing to pay £100 an hour to spend an intimate evening with a willing student. Compelled by the lure of some easy money, Laura answers the ad. Later, despite a promise to herself that this will be a once time occurrence, Laura finds herself falling into a new bed every night, and making more money than she ever thought possible. By the time Laura realizes she has stumbled into the downward spiral of prostitution, she begins to doubt her ability to break free from temptation, and finish her education. ~ Jason Buchanan, Allrovi
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Emmanuelle Bercot – Clément (2001)

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Clement is one of these movies you have to think for hours or days after you’ve watched it. It’s the story of the impossible relationship between an thirteenyears old boy, Clement, and the thirtyyears old Marion. They meet first time on a birthdayparty of one of Clements friends, Marions godchild. Marion feel flattered about Clements first overturnes. At first she think it’s fun and only a game. But for every step she take to make this relationship more serious, to be closer to Clement, she gets more addicted by these boy. She spend days with him, go in holydays with him (alone), and finally have sex with these boy. You believe Marion that she she really is in love with these boy, but you don’t know if Clement too. And at the end of these film you know that for him it was only a game (not neccessary to notice; he is 13!) This is no paedophilmovie, but it touchs everyones understanding of moral. The way the story is compose (You really think this could happen in this way, and maybe you can understand both), the work with the camera( this restles home-movie-style-camera)and especially the work of Bercot and Gueritée (You can believe every step the take) supports the reality in this movie. Sometimes you can’t believe it that some scenes are alloud to show this in TV. Nevertheless or because of this, it’s a good movie. And it’s important that the questions of moral are asked: “What you want to do with this boy?” She don’t know the answer. And that’s the cause why this relationship brooks; because such relationship have to brooke in the real life and these relationship have to brooke to make this movie serious. For such a relationship is no real basis and no tolerance. This disturbing but good movie not damn this love totally but it shows that it wouldn’t work. Continue reading