The Last Mistress

The Last Mistress
  • 2007
  • France / Italy
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Catherine Breillat
  • Written by: Catherine Breillat
  • Cast: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute, Yolande Moreau
  • Language: French

Breillat's most accessible work to date is based on the 19th century novel by the controversial writer Jules-Amedee Barbey d'Aurevilly. This is no staid costume drama: in 1835 Paris dashing and dissolute Ryno de Marigny (Aattou) is engaged to the virginal heiress Hermengarde (Mesquida) while still embroiled in a liaison with a scandalous Spanish courtesan Vellini (Argento).

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The Last Mistress

8 May 20084 stars

DRAMA (15) 114min Despite suffering a cerebral haemorrhage in 2004, the French filmmaker Catherine Breillat has returned with her most entertaining and accessible work to date. Based on the 19th century novel by the controversial writer Jules-Amédée…

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