Muriel is a beautician. She's talkative, a bit of a liar and she likes telling fanciful tales. For twenty years, Muriel has also been the number one fan of a successful pop singer, Vincent Lacroix, and his songs and concerts are a huge part of her life. When Vincent, her idol, knocks on Muriel's door one night, her life is turned upside down and she is dragged into a tale that even she wouldn't have been able to invent.
Kiberlain at the top of her game
- Elle L'Adore review by NH
An intriguing plot, great acting from Kiberlain, who rarely disappoints and provides an edgy and convincing performance, and a well-paced movie that has plenty of twists and turns
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Psychological thriller - but NOT a comedy!
- Elle L'Adore review by GS
This is billed as "Comedy Drama, Black Or Dark Comedies". The label on the Cinema Paradiso envelope simply says "comedy". This is misleading. There's some light humour in the main female character's fantasies, and possibly some black humour at the end, but this film features a shocking killing - all the more shocking if you're expecting a comedy!
However, having said that, if you approach this as a Hitchcockian film, or as something in the way of a Claude Chabrol thriller, then you won't be disappointed. It plays with us and with the chief culprit in an intriguing way. From that point of view, well worth seeing.