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On the threshold of adulthood, 17-year-old Pierre becomes obsessed with his aunt Nadia (Béatrice Dalle). A flamboyant mathematician whose intellect clashes with her alcoholism and fatalistic view of life, Nadia is on a path to self-destruction. As Pierre discovers his budding sexuality, he attempts to rescue his beloved aunt from herself. Domain is a dark, sexy mediation on the intersection of two lives with very different trajectories. Featuring intelligent discourse and Hitchcockian
Jan 13, 2012 Limited
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[Dalle] commands the screen from the first frame, when she hosts a late-night, outdoor drinking fest and babbles on about how mathematics - and not words - create order.
You really can't hang a drama on a mathematical theory and expect it to serve as a shortcut for storytelling.
Chiha brings a knowledgeable weariness to his feature debut, as his story heads toward an end that feels familiar in all the right ways.
As a fiercely intelligent but helplessly self-destructive mathematician who's a bit too chummy with her teenage nephew, Dalle shows that, in her mid-40s, she's lost little of her dangerously feral allure.
A tender, tragic love story of sorts from first-time helmer Patric Chiha.
Chiha knows when the story is wobbling off the rails of credibility and leans into the turn, embracing the narrative's full-on nuttiness.
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