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Bluebeard

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Bluebeard | FAR FROM LEGENDARY French director Catherine Breillat has talent, but fails to deliver her best work with Bluebeard , starring Dominique Thomas and Lola Creton.
Maud Taylor

Bluebeard

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
80 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/26/10
performer:
Dominique Thomas, Lola Creton
director:
Catherine Breillat
author:
Catherine Breillat
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C

Catherine Breillat, the French director of Fat Girl, blends victim feminism with the threat of slasher violence in this arid ”deconstruction” of Bluebeard, the wife killer of legend. When her father dies, Marie-Catherine (Lola Creton), a wily waif, marries an aristocrat (Dominique Thomas) with a sinister history. He’s paternally gentle with her, but that’s just a ruse in a movie that has all the when-will-he-draw-the-scimitar suspense of Friday the 13th as made by Robert Bresson. In other words, none at all. Breillat is gifted, but there’s no mystery in her stacked decks. C

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