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The Duchess Of Langeais Review


Excellent
It's no mystery that men and women do unconscionable things in the name of love, but the way French-new-waver Jacques Rivette plays it in his adaptation of Balzac's Don't Touch the Axe, you would think it was an epidemic.

Titled The Duchess of Langeais, Rivette's Restoration anti-romance takes the structure of a courtship between General Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu), a celebrated war hero, and Antoinette (the astounding Jeanne Balibar), the titular married coquette, in the early 19th-century. At a ball in the upper echelons of French society, Antoinette becomes intrigued by the stoic Montriveau even before she meets him. Despite his lack of game, the general entices the married duchess with stories of his wartime campaigns. A student of Bonaparte, Montriveau becomes infatuated with Antoinette, who, in turn, begins to strategically toy with her soldier-in-waiting.

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Il Posto Review


Very Good
Ermanno Olmi beat Office Space by about 40 years with Il Posto (literally: The Job), an indictment of the corporate world created when a desk job was still a newfangled idea.

Here, Domenico (Sandro Panseri) treks from his Italian village to Milan in order to test for a job at a nameless company. He'll start out at the bottom, but he'll be guaranteed a job for life if he makes it. Domenico's test -- a simple math problem -- results in a callback for a round of odd interviews and physical testing, but along the way he becomes more interested in a fellow applicant named Antoinetta (Loredana Detto) than the job.

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