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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Laura G.'s rating of the film The Last Mistress

    “They say that in battle, when thoroughbred horses are lightly injured by a bayonet, a mysterious attraction to pain urges them forward to impale themselves right to the heart. It’s the same with you, since the day I saw you again.”

  2. AVA's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Ein neuer Weg,die stetig wiederkehrende Geschichte zu erzählen.Befremdlich wirkte die zu modern,hiermit unzeitgemäß wirkende Ausstattung,ebenso die Körpersprache.Dies erinnert an die neu verfilmten Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm. Die Wahl der jungen Hauptakteure empfinde ich als misslungen.

  3. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    The opening credits state that the film is set "...in the century of Choderlos de Laclos," who lived in the eighteenth century while the source novel by Barbey d'Aurevilly is a product of the nineteenth century. I think this speaks to what these literary sources are all about and to the 'kind' of film Breillat wanted to make. Imagine if she had directed a film version of 'Dangerous Liaisons,' wow...

  4. Diderot's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    There's something to be said for Fu'ad Aït Aattou's lips-- and, generally, Breillat's delicious use of close-ups-- in this tale of beautiful people having the compelling problems that beautiful people have (while dressed to the nines).

  5. Renton47's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Breillat delivers a fairly direct adaptation (tho I can't compare overlap), but given the madonna/whore subject it doesn't feel impersonal. Instead it plays as an especially fiery romance, sympathy bestowed on upon the latter of course. The structure creates a certain distance as we discover the implications of the early scenes, and it doesn't lean heavily on the repression of the period as we might expect.

  6. Christopher McQuain's rating of the film The Last Mistress

  7. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Tiré de Barbey d’Aurevilly. 1835, la marquise de Flers marie sa petite fille à 1 jeune noble dont la réputation de libertin l’inquiète. Toute 1 nuit, Ryno de Marigny va tenter de la rassurer en lui racontant comment il a mis fin à 10 ans de passion avec 1 sulfureuse maîtresse: La Vellini. Asia Argento, Fu’ad Ait Aattou, Claude Sarraute, Michel Lonsdale, Yolande Moreau, Lio, Amira Casar, Anne Parillaud & Léa Seydoux.

  8. Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    The film begins w/ a 30 minute commencement establishing the simultaneity of Breillat's artistic interests: How--in what manner--should we depict this subject matter; how do we do justice to emotional intimacy, historical detail, AND political distance? C.B. chips away at these inquiries in each & every moment of the film, her greatest work. The classicism, the transgression, Asia Argento: the culmination ruins me.

  9. Klaus-hart's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Les lèvres pulpeuses et la voix grave, un adolescent récite d'un ton monocorde des phrases qu'il ne comprend pas à une beauté brune dont on ne comprend pas les phrases. Des plans fixes, presque pas de musique, le parti pris pourrait avoir de l'intérêt si le jeu des acteurs nous enflammait, si la réalisation nous rendait quelque chose de l'incandescence du roman. Mais non, tout est plat, morne, sous-joué, mal joué.

  10. Melda Kurt's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    bir kadın eli değidği anlaşılıyo bu fimde,kadın oyucu inanılmaz başarılı bi rol çıkarmış

  11. Fernando Beltran y Puga's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    I think Asia Argento is one of the most intriguing actors of our generation. I have been desperately trying to cast her on my next movie.

  12. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Se uno lo prendesse come un film di fantascienza in cui quella vecchia ciabatta di Asia Argento possa rappresentare una donna irresistibile magari avrebbe qualche motivo di interesse, ma dubito fosse questa l'intenzione iniziale.

  13. Gonçalo Sá's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    These people really like to talk. Unfortunately, the conversations are mostly dull, redundant and waste a good cast in a forgettable period piece. A watered down Breillat.

  14. Pedro Franceschini's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    I usually like Breillat's movies and this one is based in a good story. But it's too slow, with weak actings.

  15. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    The pacing can be awkward - it gets off to a slow start, and looses some steam in the last third. But at its best, a mesmerizing, dark tale of lust, passion, and deceit that knows when to be raw and when to be understated. Bolstered by strong performances, including a surprising turn from Asia Argento, this is easily one of Breillat's best films.

  16. fleur de chair's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Asia Argento is perfectly cast in this. Breillat makes all of Argento's flaws as an actress work for the film, rather than against it.

  17. Olivia Reneé Saldívar's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Mesmerizing. Almost as mesmerizing as Asia Argento's plastered forehead curl.

  18. Kazu's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    In my opinion, quoting Barbey d'Aurevilly - almost word for word - is just not enough to capture the essence of a novel as rich as Une vieille maitresse. Without even trying to compare the book to the novel in terms of adaptation, I thought the whole thing lacked of soul, and was a bit too uptight, dispensable, even irritating (just because it's a literary script doesn't mean you have to act in a theatricality way)

  19. halfacig's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Asia Argento is amazing. Each Breillat film I watch I love more.

  20. Jose Sarmiento Hinojosa's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    One more reason to love Asia Argento.

  21. Andy Oettl's rating of the film The Last Mistress

    Breillat shows that she can do more than shock with this elegant period film. It's still erotic and dark but not as explicit as her earlier works. Asia Argento is perfect as the seductive mistress.