A Private War
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Pretentious and trashy.
Pretentious and trashy.
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Imagine Emmanuelle remade on a shoestring budget or Eyes Wide Shut staged by a community theater group.
A lot of sexy stuff wrapped in an obvious morality tale with some philosophical hooey and clunky symbols thrown in to justify the cheap, but undeniable, thrills.
While some might mistake it as a bitter view of sexual politics and empowerment, it's also pretty crass filmmaking.
... a sexy movie.
The film is well made, well acted, cleverly written, photographed by Wilfrid Sempe as if he's a conspirer with the sexual schemers.
Either a highly erotic art film trading in sex, power and morality, or a trashy porno pretending to be deep. After watching two hours of hot young French women having sex with men, each other and themselves, I have to go with the latter.
Brisseau's filmmaking style is artful and clever ... so it's a pity when he begins to wallow in corny moralising and operatic excesses.
I wouldn't entirely dismiss it, but I would be reluctant to say I found too much about it that warmed my heart and appeased my soul.
Brisseau is getting at the heart of human nature and the price of ambition, and he's cutting with a sharp knife, revealing all of its entrails whether you like it or not
Ridiculous and pretentious and just plain nutty
Part sexual odyssey (more a sexual inferno), part trenchant sociological exposé.
Two women, both recently fired from a strip club, make a pact to use their sexuality to secure better jobs and to advance themselves in the corporate world.
Not a bad film but not nearly as good as it pretends to be.
Totally sexy,for all the right moves,Brisseau is not afraid,French vie sexuelle at its greatest velocity.I felt caressed by the 2 girls' erotic pilgrimage,an asexual I dare say insight.Frames,zooms as cold as they can be keeping us distant and yet surprisingly touched by their "accomplishment".That of sadistic empowerment.
Steamy, highly charged, sexual thriller. Call it In the Company of Women. Two women use their considerable charms (very much on display) to climb the corporate ladder and wind up succeeding beyond their dreams. Almost Felliniesque in its imagery, a cautionary tale of sexual power and how love is not something that is subject to rational thought. I have to say this proved more than I expected. The story kept this viewer enthralled, even as I pitied the desperate measures that Nathalie (Coralie Revel) stooped to. For all her conniving, she still came off as an empathetic character. And Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou), for all her initial naivete proved the stronger of the two. Lots of eye candy for everyone!
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