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Film Review - Abuse of Weakness


Writer/director Catherine Breillat is a master of detachment. She’s a cold filmmaker, specializing in uneasy sexual interactions and acts of violation, using interpretational qualities to keep her audience guessing. “Abuse of Weakness” is her most personal feature to date, a study of her own medical issues and experience with fraud, holding out hope that perhaps just this once Breillat might approach her material with an emotional availability, permitting comprehension of motivation, mood, and awareness. “Abuse of Weakness” offers no such comfort, but it does present Isabelle Huppert in a stunning turn of physical limitation and humiliation, carrying the picture’s bruised soul as the helmer tends to the plain details of the story. Read the rest at


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