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Comedy of Power (2006)

L'ivresse du pouvoir (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 February 2006 (France)
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
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Erika
Robin Renucci ...
Philippe Charmant-Killman
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Félix
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Boldi
Pierre Vernier ...
Président Martino
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Descarts
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Jean-Baptiste Holéo
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René Lange
John Arnold ...
Homme jaguar #1
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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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Comedy of Power  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,078,848 (France) (24 February 2006)

Gross:

$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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Peer Gynt
Composed by Edvard Grieg (1875)
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Not comedy as in Ha-ha.
18 February 2007 | by (Boston,MA,USA) – See all my reviews

I confess right from the beginning to being a fan of Isabelle Huppert. I am also a student of Claude Chabrol films. I say 'student', because his films are intellectual and challenging in nature. This film is a film of our times. And its themes are also timeless. The flawed protagonist, Huppert, lives shamelessly in front of the camera. She is very human, as well as idealistic. And her idealism is personal and competitive, as well as moralistic. Chabrol has captured grand corruption in a simple narrative about people alone and in conversation. Never slick, always homely and familiar. Isabelle Huppert's performance is tempered and unusually restrained. Her aptitude for endowing her characters with mannerism and eccentricity by using simple gestures and facial expressions is in full play here. This is a film that requires effort to appreciate, but it leaves you feeling quite full.


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