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The Last Mistress (2008)

The Last Mistress

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

June 27, 2008 (Limited)

Duration

104 min.

Production Budget

$9 millions

Studio

IFC Films

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Cast and Crew


Director

Catherine Breillat

Producer

Jean-Francois Lepetit

Screenwriter

Catherine Breillat

Starring

  • Asia Argento as Vellini
  • Fu'ad Ait Aattou
  • Roxane Mesquida
  • Claude Sarraute
  • Yolande Moreau
  • Michael Lonsdale
  • Anne Parillaud
  • Jean-Philippe Tesse

Story


"The Last Mistress" marks the monumental pairing of cinema's premiere provocateur, director Catherine Breillat ("Romance," "Fat Girl") with the most fearless and explosive actor of our generation, Asia Argento ("Marie Antoinette," "Boarding Gate"). A penniless rogue, Ryno de Marigny (newcomer Fu'ad Ait Aattou), shocks 19th century France with his engagement to the virginal gem of the aristocracy, Hermangarde (Roxane Mesquida of "Fat Girl"). As lurid speculations of Ryno's ten year affair with the carnal Vellini (Argento) manifest, a supremely erotic and wickedly humorous depiction of human lust is revealed - overriding the brittle facade of nobility and reverence. Bolstered by Breillat's mastery of the medium and Argento's commanding performance, "The Last Mistress" is a highly entertaining yet incredibly provocative film that has resulted in unanimous praise from audiences and critics across the world.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..rather predictable..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
“..a truly dangerous liaison..”
by Jamie Russell [BBC Films]
“..gloriously unpredictable..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]