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Villa Amalia

Villa Amalia
  • 2009
  • France
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Benoît Jacquot
  • Written by: Benoît Jacquot, Julien Boivent, Pascal Quignard
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert
  • Language: French

On discovering her husband's infidelity, a concert pianist (Huppert) systematically destroys all traces of her past life and sets of with only a weekend bag for the Neapolitan coast. The editing of this spare existential drama is elliptical, heightening the mysteriousness of the encounters within, and the impressive cinematography and powerfully dissonant score only add to a memorable achievement.

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Villa Amalia

23 Jul 20104 stars

Spare existential drama achieves memorably depiction

(PG) 94min The latest collaboration between Isabelle Huppert and director Benoit Jacquot is this spare existential drama, which begins with concert pianist and composer Anne Hidden (Huppert) discovering an infidelity committed by her partner of 15…

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