Alain Jessua was almost an accursed director,whose best works were largely ignored ,with the eventual exception of "Traitement de Choc" (1972 ) more because Alain Delon and Annie Girardot appeared completely naked ,than for its merits which were real .All that he made till his grotesque "Frankestein 90" is worth a look ,if you want to go off the beaten track of the French cinema.
After the failure of "Frankenstein 90" which won awards abroad but got unanimous thumbs down in its native country ,Jessua relinquished the fantasy and horror genre;"En Toute Innocence" is no longer a Jessua Movie;it's Jessua trying to imitate Claude Chabrol,complete with gastronomy :Cook Clemence (Suzanne Flon) makes tasty little dishes for her boss (Michele Serrault).But this wealthy architect is cross cause his daughter-in-law (Nathalie Baye) has a lover.After a car accident,his legs are paralyzed .His hate knows no bounds now.He plans his revenge on the unfaithful wife.
Very derivative.Stick to Jessua's heyday:1972-1981,his golden decade.
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