Bored strippers and a cheesy drug plot? Pigalle's mysterious setting in a seedy portion of Paris may intrigue you, but unless you're up for the aforementioned antics, give this one a pass. Véra Briole just about scrapes bottom with her wholly disinterested work here as a topless dancer inexplicably devolves into sheer boredom. And her compatriots are more interesting after they've been shot.
Truish tale of Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the first serious woman painter. Fighting discrimination and a dated morality, our heroine struggles to paintwhile society says no. There's also a romance with an older guy which leads to a rather drawn-out inquest, plus a bit of a Sylvia Plath mentality about the whole thing. Ultimately, there's not a terrible lot of insight into Artemisia, but the look into 1600s Italian mores is quite telling.