Abuse of Weakness
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Inspired by director Catherine Breillat’s (FAT GIRL, ROMANCE) true life experiences, her latest film, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko’s manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurdles out of control.
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- Country France
- Language In French with English subtitles
- Year 2013
- Running Time 104 minutes
- Director Catherine Breillat
- Cast Isabelle Hupert, Ronald Leclercq, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino, Christopher Sermet
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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