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 Madame Claude (2021)
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Gorgeous film with an obvious attention to details recreating Paris in the late 60's to early 70's, and an Oscar-worthy central performance from Karole Rocher. It's also a fantastic story that shook France over 2 decades. Unfortunately, the script is not as juicy and scandalous as it should have been. It was a time of great conspiracies, government overreach and international scandals that certainly didn't put France in the best of lights, and one could say, caused the demise of the right-wing post WW2 government in France paving the way for the Socialist revolution of Francois Mitterrand in 1980. None of that is in the film. Maybe it's still too taboo to be treated openly even in today's France. Maybe there was a genuine intention from the writer to focus on Madame Claude herself at the expense of the complexity and depth of the corruption she found herself in the middle of. Whatever it was, i felt that a big piece of story was simply missing and that was a bit frustrating.


- Laurent Hasson