Nathalie Reviews

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April 18, 2019
Despite Fontaine and Fieschi's best intentions, Nathalie ultimately plays as the kind of film it purports to deconstruct. That's a shame, given the quality of the ménage á trios of leads.
October 17, 2018
One fears at this point that [director Anne] Fontaine's considerable talent has been submerged for the sake of Euro-prestige.
April 28, 2006
... the conceit works beautifully with the right personalities, talented and uninhibited, engaged in its execution.
April 23, 2006
well-mannered, though never dull
April 14, 2006
Exceptional performances and the oh-so-Frenchness of the complications produce an erotic tale that plays like the best gossipy story you ever heard about people you thought you knew.
April 14, 2006
Nathalie... offers compelling food for thought, with a little visual stimulation thrown in on the side.
April 14, 2006
Beguiling and surprising.
April 13, 2006
Between the leonine Ardant, the streets of Paris, and the nearly hypnotic score by Michael Nyman, the sophisticated Nathalie oozes with elegance.
April 13, 2006
A woman (Fanny Ardant) hires a prostitute (Emmanuelle Béart) to seduce her unfaithful husband (Gérard Depardieu) in Anne Fontaine's seductive and intriguing film.
April 11, 2006
Nathalie is intricate, provocative, cleanly acted, but it's never entirely convincing -- and never more so than in the table-turning climax.
April 11, 2006
Talky, but with an interesting performance by Depardieu.
April 7, 2006
Viva la anti-feminism!
February 5, 2006
French sexual politics may not resonate with American sensibilities
July 4, 2005
A final big 'twist,' which should be no surprise..., sets everything to right again, a case of French marital therapy by way of the Red Shoe Diaries.
December 5, 2004
The film's considerable eroticism is all in the atmosphere and the dialogue.
October 14, 2004
Deals with the impleasantries of sexual behavior without submitting to the level of cheap softcore theatrics.
September 24, 2004
Worth a look, especially if you appreciate the very particular and sometimes peculiar charms of contemporary French cinema.
September 19, 2004
A stylish, sharply observed erotic mystery.
August 7, 2004
As a rather naughty slice of erotica it works brilliantly, with Ardant and Bart making a fascinating partnership.
August 7, 2004
A decent import with a nice ending -- and you couldn't ask for better acting talent.
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