Saturday, 6 June 2020

White As Snow/Blanche comme Neige

This very funny, sexy and dark French comedy/drama is now available on Netflix and I gave it a go tonight. Directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Channel, The Innocents) and starring Lou de Laâge (The Innocents, Breathe), Isabelle Huppert (Elle, Amour) and Charles Berling (Elle, Ridicule) it's a tale of jealousy, liberation and revenge!

Lou de Laâge is Claire the sexy (of whom we see plenty) and Isabelle Huppert, Maud the dark (who shows that she can do sinister) whilst Charles Berling leads the pack of half a dozen men seeking the intimate favours of Claire. Which most of them get!

Claire is Maud's daughter-in-law and through comic circumstances ends up in a village in the middle of the countryside surrounded by the drooling men. One by one they make fools of themselves until Maud turns up to exact revenge on Claire by trying time and again, almost slapstick style, to bump her off for swiping her man away from her back in the city!

What plays out is pure dark comic genius as we tip-toe through the shenanigans being played out in what could easily have been a Woody Allen plot and film. Delightful to watch, really good stuff, subtitles to contend with but don't let that put you off - it's a feast!

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