Thirst Street

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Thirst Street plunges viewers into one woman's harrowing ordeal -- a journey made all the more gripping thanks to Lindsay Burdge's central performance.

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Alone and depressed after the suicide of her lover, American flight attendant Gina (Lindsay Burdge, A TEACHER) travels to Paris and hooks up with nightclub bartender Jerome (Damien Bonnard, STAYING VERTICAL) on her layover. But as Gina falls deeper into lust and opts to stay in France, this harmless rendezvous quickly turns into unrequited amour fou. When Jerome's ex Clemence (Esther Garrel) reenters the picture, Gina is sent on a downward spiral of miscommunication, masochism, and madness. Inspired by European erotic dramas from the '70s, THIRST STREET burrows deep into the delirious extremes we go to for love.

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (5)

  • So no, it's not a sly, dark, romantic deadpan comedy after all. It's dark all right - but it looks more like a train than a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Dec 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Normally, I'm eager for a story about a woman humiliating herself for love, but the tone of this fanciful film at times struck me as all wrong.

    Oct 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • There's not much in the way of bruising insight into the makeup of a deteriorating personality, but for a compact spin through well-trod fields of lustful, sad-mad blindness, "Thirst Street" has its share of disreputably perverse pleasures.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Lindsay Burdge's intrepid performance as a woman unable to let go of a one-night stand galvanizes Nathan Silver's sharply stylized character study.

    Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • Burdge holds the picture together, playing a character who walks a fine line between being sympathetically damaged and terrifyingly loony.

    Sep 20, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Noel Murray

    AV Club
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  • The result is a slow-motion car crash that you intimately experience from both in and outside the car. There's just enough distance to allow for wisdom but not enough so as not to feel the impact.

    Sep 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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