Carla Behm is a long-time employee of a Parisian property development company; hardworking and well-informed, she’s a 35-year-old secretary who’d like to move up the ranks, but her own timidity, caused largely by a serious hearing problem, always holds her back. Salvation comes in the form of Paul Angeli, the new trainee she manages to have hired. Paul is 25-years-old and completely unskilled—in fact, he’s clueless. But he has other qualities: he’s a thief, fresh out of jail and, what’s more, he’s handsome. As the saying goes, “it takes two to tango,” and soon Carla and Paul begin a cagey dance for position and power—Carla learns to use Paul to channel her own aggression and ambitions, while Paul finds a way to make Carla a player in his own criminal plots and efforts at revenge. As both get to know each other better, their strange mutually dependent relationship ties them together in dark and fateful ways. –Inbaseline
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard’s family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne but didn’t finish his degree. By that time, his then girlfriend suggested he work as a trainee editor during his university holidays. He worked as an assistant editor on several movies like “Le locataire” (1976) directed by Roman Polanski.
He also joined a theater where he did all kinds of work. He specially enjoyed adapting works for stage. In the eighties he wrote the screenplays of some successful movies like “Mortelle Randonnee” (1983), “Reveillon Chez Bob” (1984), “Saxo” (1987), “Frequence meurtre” (1988) and “Grosse fatigue” (1994). Most of those films were thrillers directed by prestigious filmmakers like Claude Miller and Michel Blanc. He also directed some well received… read more