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This was always going to be a problem for me. Not because it was a movie directed by Catherine Breillat and likely to be provocative and thought provoking and most certainly not because the star was Isabelle Huppert. My problem stems from the nature of the con man. And not even a problem with his actions but with those of the conned. Very few poor people get conned, what is the point? No, it is the rich, those with substantial monies. And a sense of greed. So, this film being based upon the real and terrible tale of Breillat falling for this crook and proceeding to passover hundreds of thousands is not for me a happy watch. it is well done and worth seeing if only for the most fantastic and convincing performance of Huppert. She is always good but here playing the besotted and paralysed 'unfortunate' who gets completely rolled over as she ignores friends and family, she is sensational. A most uncomfortable watch.
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