The New Eve (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

The New Eve (1998)




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La Nouvelle Eve is a bittersweet comedy about an independent woman, thirty-ish and single, and her unexpected need for the affections of a forty-ish balding family man with no interest in acquiring a mistress. Camille (Karin Viard) works as a lifeguard at an indoor swimming pool in Paris. The idea of domesticity bores her to tears; she would rather see herself having kinky sex in elevators or restrooms than carrying a baby in her arms. But something has been missing in her life, and she's absent-minded and irritable. When she trips on the street and falls, Alexis (Pierre-Loup Rajot) offers her his handkerchief. Camille is self-destructive in her obsession to possess Alexis. But Alexis is not totally indifferent, either. Acting is quite remarkable, particularly the performance of Karin Viard as a modern woman who is completely confused with her old-fashioned emotions. The film pokes fun at the bourgeois family life as well as the singles scene. La Nouvelle Eve, which was produced by Paolo Bronco, was screened as part of the Panorama section of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Karin Viard
as Camille
Catherine Frot
as Isabelle
Nozha Khouadra
as Solveig
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Critic Reviews for The New Eve

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Corsini manages that rare feat in French cinema--a breezy comedy

Full Review… | September 9, 2002
Film Journal International

a light and almost completely forgettable affair

Full Review… | February 27, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for The New Eve

"Je ne suis pas viree, je m'exclue moi-meme": la femme moderne, decomplexee, paumee, tellement drole ce qui me fait flipper c'est qu'on a un peu trop de points communs, m'enfin un (contre) exemple pour toutes!

Marie Rousseau
Marie Rousseau

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