Abuse of Weakness
aka Abus de faiblesse
First screened in September 2013
Director: Catherine Breillat. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Christophe Sermet, Laurence Ursino, Ronald Leclercq, Daphné Baiwir, Tristan Schotte, Dimitri Tomsej, Marc De Bodin De Galembert, Nicolas Steil, Patrick Van Ackere, Jean-Françoise Lepetit. Screenplay: Catherine Breillat.

Twitter Capsule: Strong early on medical insult and late on passive self-sabotage. Middle is a rut. Sex Is Comedy more revealing.

VOR:   Film makes a somewhat wan case for itself, though it's indispensable for Breillat fans and a smart idea for Huppert disciples, which ain't nothing. Good study in how a finale can save a film.

Photo © 2013 Flach Film/Rézo Films, © 2014 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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