A film by Jeanne Labrune
95 minutes, color, French w/ English subtitles, 2010
In this darkly erotic drama from cult filmmaker Jeanne Labrune, Isabelle Huppert (8 Women, Merci Pour le Chocolat, La Cérémonie, The Piano Teacher, La Vie Promise) stars as a high-class prostitute named Alice who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele, from schoolgirl innocence to S&M. Fed up with the seamy underbelly of French masculinity, Alice crosses paths with Xavier, a neurotic psychoanalyst facing a marriage crisis. The two quickly realize their professions share a thing or two in common as they navigate the overlapping worlds of psychotherapy and sex therapy.
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