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Abuse of Weakness Movie

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ABUSE OF WEAKNESS Kool Shen and Isabelle Huppert

Abuse of Weakness

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
105 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/15/14
performer:
Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen
director:
Catherine Breillat
distributor:
Strand Releasing
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

There may not be two women currently working in European cinema who enjoy licking the razor’s edge of psycho-sexual drama more than filmmaker Catherine Breillart (Romance) and actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher). So it’s not surprising that the former cast the latter as her stand-in to tell the true story of her debilitating 2004 stroke and ensuing involvement with a known con man (French rapper Kool Shen). Huppert is a wonder, inhabiting every iota of rage and froideur and helplessness; if only the movie’s motives were as lucid as her performance. B

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