September 2, 2011
Studio: Sundance Selects
Director: Alain Corneau
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Alain Corneau, Nathalie Carter
Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Olivier Rabourdin, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille, Guillaume Marquet, Gerald Laroche, Julien Rochefort, Marie Guillard
Copyright Holder: N/A
When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protege's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning-- and the ground is set for all out war. In this devilish, propulsive thriller, Corneau sets up a the scenery expertly and his actors devour it.