Jul 4, 2010

Une femme de ménage [A Housekeeper] (2002) - France


Plot & Summary
"The Housekeeper" is a lovely film about sadness and mess, both inside and out, and how we are able to make ourselves feel better – temporarily.
In Claude Berri's May to December romance, Jacques (Jean-Pierre Bacri) has been left by his wife of fifteen years. Depressed, he lets his apartment fall into a state of utter disrepair. He hires a housekeeper, Laura, an irrepressible young woman with two-toned hair and housing issues of her own (Émilie Dequenne, who won Best Actress at Cannes for "Rosetta.") Jacques is reluctant when his housekeeper makes overtures towards his bed, but not very. Humans are weak, lonely creatures: who can resist pleasure when it is offered so freely and with such kindness?

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1 comment:

  1. I just watched it on television. It's faultlessly produced, but it just didn't make an impression on me. The story was predictable, she leaves him for a younger man in the end. The film is full of daily details but is there anything of import underneath? It's billed as a comedy but I could only manage a wry smile.