Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre)

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In this sumptuous drama set in late 19th-century France, a chambermaid deals with the cruelty and perversions of the upper class while working at a bourgeoisie home in Normandy. In time, she enters into a relationship with a fellow servant who may be deeply troubled.

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  • Jacquot makes a persuasive case for a return to the story, with a scowling, watchful Lea Seydoux in the role of a scheming chambermaid.

    Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Worth seeing as another entry in the rise of Léa Seydoux, a star of Gallic charisma if ever I've seen one.

    Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • The immediate effect Jacquot achieves, with quiet droll and some considerable dread, is bracing.

    Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Unfolding elliptically, the new film can feel abrupt and unsatisfying, but it's filled with sharp commentary on class and servitude, and [Seydoux] delivers another extraordinary performance.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Rather than gain speed and power in its final act, as Joseph's design comes into play, the movie stalls.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

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  • Has serious narrative glitches and a shaky timeline, but at least it is true to the bitterly misanthropic spirit of Octave Mirbeau's 1900 novel about masters and servants.

    Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…

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