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Une vieille maîtresse

Catherine Breillat France, 2007

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Even the blandness of lead actor Fu'ad Ait Aattou does nothing to take away the power of Breillat's adaptation of the D'Aurevilly novel. Her passion for the frank material shines through with clever supporting casting including the sublime Claude Sarraute and Roxane Mesquida. Interesting that a selection of her former leading ladies have small roles sprinkled throughout.