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Comedy of Power (2006)
"L'ivresse du pouvoir" (original title)

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A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.

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Jeanne Charmant-Killman
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Michel Humeau
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Jacques Sibaud
Marilyne Canto ...
Erika
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Philippe Charmant-Killman
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Félix
Jean-François Balmer ...
Boldi
Pierre Vernier ...
Président Martino
Jacques Boudet ...
Descarts
Philippe Duclos ...
Jean-Baptiste Holéo
Roger Dumas ...
René Lange
John Arnold ...
Homme jaguar #1
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Me Parlebas
Jacques Bouanich ...
Le gardien de la prison
Benoît Charpentier ...
Journaliste économique
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A character study. Jeanne Charmant-Killman is an investigative magistrate, tough minded, swift moving, taking on a group of political fixers who pay bribes and skim large sums for personal use. She breaks them one at a time. Meanwhile, her work takes its toll: relations with her husband are strained, and the group under investigation strikes back by tampering with the brakes of her car and placing a mole in her office. Can she stand up to the pressure, and what's her reward? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$10,061 (USA) (5 January 2007)

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$78,917 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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The scenario is based on a true story, the "Affaire Elf" political and financial scandal in France. See more »

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Part Thriller, Part Picture of a Marriage
24 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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In Comedy of Power, Isabelle Huppert plays Jeanne Charmant-Killman, a driven French investigating judge who is committed to rooting out systemic corporate corruption and bribery. As a judge and a woman, she finds herself lined up against entrenched old-boy attitudes and an acceptance of corporate corruption shared by most of the powerful older male characters including those in a position to influence her career.

Comedy of Power asks whether a woman in a position of power and influence can be effective and also have a life. Huppert is superb as the skinny workaholic Charmant-Killman (is this last name an intentional pun, I wonder). She has no time to eat or sleep, little or no empathy or tendresse and no time for her husband. It is difficult to decide where Chabrol comes out on the question of whether she is admirable for her determination and courage or despicable for her ambition and callousness. Perhaps, in just posing the question in such stark terms, Chabrol ultimately displays his own prejudice.

At the same time that Comedy of Power examines these somewhat cerebral questions, it also manages to keep us on the edge of our seat (not on a Hitchcockian level, but enough to make us flinch when the doorbell rings).

All in all, this was a very good movie.


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