21 March 2015

Contre toi

Contre toi 2010
  • Director: Lola Doillon
  • Based on novel: no
  • Cast: Kristin Scot Thomas, Pio Marmaï
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Kristin Scott Thomas– The Invisible Woman, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Elle s’appellait Sarah, Nowhere Boy, Easy Virtue, The Other Boleyn Girl, Il y’a longtemps que je t’aime, Keeping Mum, Absolutely Fabulous, Gosford Park, The English Patients, Angels and Insects, Richard III, Four Weddings and a Funeral
    • Pio Marmaï – rien
  • Why?  Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Seen:  March 14, 2015 
Anna Cooper is a doctor.  One of her patient dies from complications after an operation.  The patient’s young husband kidnaps her and holds her prisoner to punish her for his wife’s death.
Out of this extreme situation, how can love possibly grow?
The film is a fascinating study of grief, responsibility, emotional damage, guilt, desire, rage, loss and betrayal.
Kristin Scott Thomas is outstanding as always.
It’s a startlingly powerful film.

4* of 5

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