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Charlotte is a German doctor in Brussels. She is married to architect Max and mother of a young son. She rents an apartment to meet with little attractive men from her patients for sex. At the same time she leads an intimate marriage and family life. The sex life with her husband radiates security and trust. When she meets one of the chosen patients, he wants to get closer to her, she suffers a nervous breakdown. She strikes the man and finally collapses. Her affairs are now known. She loses her job as a doctor, and her marriage is about to end. Together with her husband she tries to save the marriage with a therapy. Two years later, the family moved to India, where Max works as an architect. Twins are born, and family happiness seems regained. But Max still can not dismiss his wife's doubts. The mistrust remains, and he follows her on her morning walks.
Charlotte rents a secret apartment. She lives with Max and their son Benjamin in Brussels. She's a researcher professor and she takes some of her male patients to the secret apartment to have sex. She encounters one of those men later and violently attacks him. She goes to therapy with Max and she loses her license to practice. Next, they're in India with the new addition of twins but it's not as good as it first appears to be.
There is little dialog especially with the large number of sex scenes. It's a quiet movie. My main problem with that is the lack of emotions for much of the movie. Sandra Hüller plays the cold lead character. She never really lets the audience into the character. Nanouk Leopold is the writer/director. In between the sex scenes, this is a character study movie but it doesn't necessary do a good job. There are little snippets of insight but a whole lot of nothing.
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