This disturbing and brilliant new film by renowned French filmmaker Patrice Leconte - director of such films as Monsieur Hire, The Hairdresser's Husband, and Ridicule - follows the tale of Adele, a lovelorn girl who has been through too many one night stands and promises of purposes. She remarks in an unflinching five-minute opening monologue, "I see my future like a waiting room in a train station, and I sit there waiting for something to happen." In this grim monologue, the director Leconte portrays Adele, played with striking beauty and prose by French singer Vanessa Paradis, as neither a slut nor a vixen but as an emotionally confused girl who doesn't understand the difference between love and sex.
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