This moody, contemplative, superbly acted drama explores the unusual and unusually intimate relationship between a magnetic and alcoholic aunt (Béatrice Dalle) and her 17-year-old nephew (Isaïe Sultan) who is coming to terms with his sexuality.
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"Words are disorder". A phenomenally well made movie. It's quiet but never restraint. It captures the esoteric nature of friendship, attractiveness, and Identity. I want to walk with Nadia. Just thirty minutes everyday. Its those simple actions that count.
To be honest, I queued this movie up because the trailer made it look like it was going to very edgy and transgressive in that French way. In reality, "Domaine" is a rather chaste and gentle film, but no less compelling to watch. Beatrice Dalle is luminous and perfectly captures the quiet desperation of someone whose life is being slowly destroyed by alcoholism. The ending hits with the force of a blunt object.
Deranged Beatrice, you're everything Angelina Jolie will never be. Dalle plays the the same crazy wicked character who goes after pregnant women with sharp knifes elsewhere. Mathematics as the language of life. Think Pi, but with more decadent overtones. Chaos prevails. It always does. Best dance scene of the last five years. Indispensable.