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Michel, a psycho-analyst, falls asleep while listening to his patient Olga, a kleptomaniac and a sexual pervert, tell him how she likes her husband beating her. When he wakes up, he finds Olga having been choked to death. He now has to deal with a body, with Olga's rich husband who thinks she stole money from him, and with all his patients' insanity that haunts him. Written by
Beneix did very good movies... before this one. He is still a master of camera work... but... Mortel Transfert is sometimes mortally boring and lacks the thrill of After Hours or the comic twist of U-turn.
Boring in spite of good actors. The trap in which the main character (Jean-Hugues Anglade is good) entangles himself is not catching. Paris as a backstage decor is probably the best idea but the rest does not add up. Shrinks belong to NY world, they do not fit in a French reality more than the tacky Cadillac driven by Anglade.
This movie is far too serious for what it is supposed to demonstrate.
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