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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.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Claude Chabrol (scenario), Odile Barski (scenario) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Jeanne Charmant-Killman
François Berléand ... Michel Humeau
Patrick Bruel ... Jacques Sibaud
Marilyne Canto ... Erika
Robin Renucci ... Philippe Charmant-Killman
Thomas Chabrol ... Félix
Jean-François Balmer ... Boldi
Pierre Vernier ... Président Martino
Jacques Boudet ... Descarts
Philippe Duclos ... Jean-Baptiste Holéo
Roger Dumas ... René Lange
John Arnold John Arnold ... Homme jaguar #1
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Me Parlebas
Jacques Bouanich Jacques Bouanich ... Le gardien de la prison
Benoît Charpentier Benoît Charpentier ... Journaliste économique
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Pan-Européenne [France]

Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Comedy of Power See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,061, 7 January 2007

Gross USA:

$80,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,983,632
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the 7th and last film in which Claude Chabrol worked with Isabelle Huppert, one of his favorite actresses. See more »

Soundtracks

Peer Gynt
Composed by Edvard Grieg (1875)
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Good, but ...
22 April 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

... could've been better. At least that's what I think. This movie does start with a phenomenal pace and you get sucked into the story, but then after a little while it drags and you're wondering where the passion of the first few minutes has gone. I wondered that and you might too.

Let's take a look at the actors though, because they are doing a fabulous job here. And the movie will stand of fall for you (the viewer), with your perception of Jeanne Charmant-Killman (played by Isabelle Huppert). If you don't like her, than you will hate this movie.

Despite all that, this is still an engaging film, that has a few surprises up it's sleeves, so it's up to you, if this genre is something worth watching.


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