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Portraits Chinois

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Portraits Chinois

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
105 minutes
performer:
Helena Bonham Carter, Elsa Zylberstein
director:
Martine Dugowson
author:
75087, 72306
genre:
Drama, Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it a C+

Neurotic writers, wary lovers, cheatin’ hearts, an ensemble of self-centered city slickers, casual chatter about Ingmar Bergman: The tired comedy Portraits Chinois proves there’s truth to the cliché that those zany French just adore Woody Allen. Director Martine Dugowson even casts Bonham Carter — who played a gallery owner unhappily married to a sportswriter in Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite — as a fashion designer unhappily living with a screenwriter. Imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence. C+

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