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Domaine (2012)

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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 references, filmmaker John Waters declared "you'll be left breathless by the sheer elegance of this astonishing workout." -- (C) Strand

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Bernd Birkhahn
as Schwarzbach
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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.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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I exaggerate slightly when I say nothing ever happens.

January 13, 2012 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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You really can't hang a drama on a mathematical theory and expect it to serve as a shortcut for storytelling.

January 12, 2012 | Rating: 2/5
New York Times
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Chiha brings a knowledgeable weariness to his feature debut, as his story heads toward an end that feels familiar in all the right ways.

January 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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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.

January 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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A tender, tragic love story of sorts from first-time helmer Patric Chiha.

January 11, 2012 | Full Review…
Variety
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