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Featuring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist, Marina Foïs, Audrey Dana, Pio Marmaï, Clément Métayer, Anaïs Demoustier
Writer/director: Marc Fitouss
Movie website: www.palacefilms.com.au/foliesbergere/
Australian release date: Thu 11 Dec
Verdict: Feel-good with substance. One of the most enjoyable – and moving – films of the year.
Long married couple Brigette (Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) make a good living as cattle breeders in rural France. While they are comfortable, their marriage has lost its spark, and with the children having left home, Brigette is restless. Some flattering attention from a young Parisian attending a party on the neighbouring property prompts her to set off on her own for a couple of days in Paris, supposedly to attend a medical specialist about a persistent rash. She strikes up a conversation with a charming Danish businessman (Michael Nyqvist) staying at her hotel, and one thing leads to another. Continue reading Folies Bergère movie review