Tag Archives: Isabelle Huppert

Joseph Losey – La truite AKA The Trout (1982)

Synopsis: Frédérique leaves her family’s small-town trout farm to embark on an journey taking her to Japan and into the arms of a man. Irritations concerning her actions and present state of feelings begin to fill her mind, forcing her to come to terms with innermost self. Read More »

Claude Chabrol – Une affaire de femmes AKA Story of Women (1988) (HD)

A housewife in Nazi-occupied France struggles to make ends meet when her husband returns home after being wounded in the war.

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★★★★½ Added by marcricov 03 Jul 2020

Leave it up to Isabelle Huppert to perform abortions and shelter prostitutes while dealing with a drunken husband and parenting two kids alone during World War II. Ha! This woman never ceases to amaze me. An outstanding performance wrapped in an important story. Read More »

Guillaume Nicloux – Valley of Love (2015)

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Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley of Love drops audiences in the more than appropriately named Death Valley, which ultimately functions not only as the perfect mirror for the film’s official title, but as the most suitable setting for the interaction between two cinematic giants. It’s as if the landscape had opened itself up into an unadorned crater of a stage to allow Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu to mingle with one another. They star as a divorced couple named Isabelle and Gérard—a humble acknowledgement from Nicloux that any attempt to forget the stature of these actors will be futile. Isabelle and Gérard haven’t seen each other in a long time, but they’ve reunited in California at the behest of their recently deceased son, Michael, who left them letters before he committed suicide intimating that they forge a reunion and that, if they follow his guidelines, he would reappear to them. Read More »

Claude Chabrol – La cérémonie AKA A Judgement in Stone [Carlotta 4K Restoration] (1995)

A newly hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk who encourages her to rebel against her employers. Read More »

Claude Chabrol – Merci pour le chocolat AKA Nightcap (2000)

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When the young Jeanne finds out that she could have mistakenly been exchanged from her cradle with another newborn (the son of a famous piano player), she decides to contact this family. All this will lead to the discovery of dark family secrets and the unveiling of the misdeeds and the hypocrisy of the French upper class members. Read More »

Claude Chabrol – Rien ne va plus AKA The Swindle (1997)

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Con artists Victor (Michel Serrault) and Betty (Isabelle Huppert) are a perfect team when it comes to cheating gamblers out of their winnings. But Betty, who’s a master of the art of seduction, has a bigger scheme in mind: double-crossing bagman Maurice Biagini (François Cluzet) out of millions of Swiss francs that belong to organized crime. While it sounds like an airtight plan, Victor — no fool when it comes to matters of deception — suspects a double cross. Read More »

Jean-Luc Godard – Passion (1982)

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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is stuck in France making a film for TV. He’s over budget and uninspired; the film, called “Passion,” seems static and bloodless. Hanna owns the hotel where the film crew stays. She lives with Michel, who runs a factory where he’s fired Isabelle, a floor worker. Hanna and Isabelle are drawn to Jerzy, hotel maids quit to be movie extras, people ask Jerzy where the story is in his film, women disrobe, extras grope each other off camera, and Jerzy wonders why there must always be a story. Read More »