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In Your Hands (2010)

Contre toi (original title)
An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and ... See full summary »

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An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and returns home, careful to tell no one where she's been or what she's been doing. The next day, after an ordinary day of work as an OB-GYN, Anna stops at a police station and reports that she had been kidnapped. Years before, she has performed a cesarean section on a woman who did not survive, and the patient's Yann (Pio Marmai), driven mad by grief, abducted Anna and intended to punish her for the death of his wife and child. However, after spending several days together in Yann's basement, he and Anna discovered their contempt for one another was giving way to more complex emotions, which complicate both of their senses of justice. Contre Toi (aka In Your Hands) was an official selection at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. Written by Fraghera

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Disappointing
5 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about Stockholm Syndrome, where a middle-aged woman is kidnapped by a man holding a grudge and a relationship develops between the two. The English release title of In Your Hands is actually the director's preferred title, Doillon wanted the French equivalent Entre Tes Mains, but it was already taken so she went for Contre Toi, which has a dual meaning of being against you as in being your adversary, but also against you as in leaning against your body.

For me it was a sick love story with no value, Átame! without the humour, however one of the women in the audience was close to tears when asking a question about the movie, which suggests to me that there is a lot of resonance for lonely professional women of a certain age, which kidnapped Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) definitely is. The acting from Scott Thomas is superb, but I think the film pulled a punch by having kidnapper Yann played by an extremely handsome actor (Pio Marmai). Kristin Scott Thomas apparently had an "in" to the role as one of her friends had once been kidnapped for several days.

For me the big nail in the coffin of the movie, is that it just isn't cinematic, there's hardly any added value over what you could get from the theatre, a total lack of ambition in terms of mise-en-scene.


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