Elles

Elles

DVD - 2012 | French
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"Anne (Juliette Binoche), a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja (Joanna Kulig) and Charlotte (Anais Demoustier), are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex."--Container.
Publisher: [Montréal] : distributed exclusively in Canada by Les Films Séville, an affiliate of Entertainment One, 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : 5.1 Dolby digital sd., col. ; 12 cm

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wildct2003
Sep 20, 2017

Disappointing, but interesting to watch at times. Lacked narrative thrust.

A remarkable film, with two outstanding actresses: Juliette Binoche (of course) and Anaïs Demoustier. The young Polish actress is not in their league. Binoche plays the part of a journalist, Anne, researching the lives, and especially the motivations of two young prostitutes. Her marriage has become one of convenience: convenient for her husband and two sons, not so much for her. Her husband is distant, and clearly not physically or spiritually attracted to her any more. Anne begins to live, vicariously, the sexual lives of her subjects, and reality and fantasy become mixed.

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molly
Feb 12, 2017

No matter how you cut it, or what you are looking for;
this movie is a complete waste of time.

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LibraryUser53
Mar 14, 2013

One can view this movie from two points of view. First, as a sort of fictional documentary film, about a magazine writer reporting on a story on what motivates college age girls to offer themselves up to men old enough to be their fathers. Is it simply an efficient way to make money so they have more time to study? Or something else? That part is sort of interesting, but I wouldn't stay up late just to see it. But second, the film can also be viewed as an alternating series of scenes of seemingly pleasant enough events, followed by subtley harsh and irritating events. A sort of analogy of the trials and tribulation of life. It is in this second view that the director and screenwriter excel.

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