5 September 2001 | lionel.willoquet
Zulawski films an outburst of passion and violence from the heart in this poignant marital drama.
Intriguing that Sophie Marceau should make a film about fidelity under the direction of Zulawski (" Crazy love* "), her companion for more than fifteen years. But this is just one aspect of a baroque and flamboyant film which evokes the gutter press and organ trafficking to bring up to date a literary classic, "The princess of Cleves ". Torn between her oath not to deceive her husband and her desire for a suicidal young photographer, Sophie Marceau finds herself in one of her best roles.
* with Sophie Marceau, Francis Huster and Tcheky Karyo.