In Your Hands (Contre Toi) (2010)




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An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and returns home, careful to tell no one where she's been or what she's been doing. The next day, after an ordinary day of work as an OB-GYN, Anna stops at a police station and reports that she had been kidnapped. Years before, she has performed a cesarean section on a woman who did not survive, and the patient's Yann (Pio Marmai), driven mad by grief, abducted Anna and intended to punish her for the death of his wife and child. However, after spending several days together in Yann's basement, he and Anna discovered their contempt for one another was giving way to more complex emotions, which complicate both of their senses of justice. Contre Toi (aka In Your Hands) was an official selection at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Lola Doillon
Written By: Lola Doillon
In Theaters: wide
Mars Distribution


Marie-Christine Orry
as Policier déposition
Jean-Louis Tribes
as Yann's Mother
Sophie Fougère
as Policier accueil
Noëlle Boisson
as Yann's Mother
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The result is disappointing, though not as much as the fact that we never see Scott Thomas in juicy roles like this in Britain.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Scott Thomas and Marmai are both fine in a film that could almost be a theatrical two-hander but the plot just doesn't hold water.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Daily Express (UK)

Scott Thomas rules the roost if we're looking at inner burn, at the fury that always seems to be snacking on her marrow.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A short but insightful exploration of inverse Stockholm syndrome, loneliness and loss.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Empire Magazine

In Your Hands showcases of one of this country's most remarkable screen performers, a vividly intelligent presence - but it does not quite work.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012

Kristin Scott Thomas impresses, but the third act turns everything to mush.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
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