Friday, March 14, 2014

Love Is A Perfect Crime

Love Is A Perfect Crime (L’Amour Est Un Crime Parfait), appearing at Rondez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center was written and directed by Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu.

Besides having the intriguing Mathieu Amalric in the key role and the incredibly gorgeous and sexy actress Maïwenn, this film left me as cold as the French Alps in which it was shot.

Amalric plays a university professor, who teaches a writing course and will sleep not only with his students, but their mothers and, later, we discover, his own sister. Charming.

At the outset, a student he brings to his chalet does not wake up the morning after.  Was it a heart attack? Did he kill her while sleepwalking?  We never really know.  What his response is, however, is to dump her body in a ravine.

The story/script goes down from there and is incredibly inept and boring, but there is some good cinematography thanks to Guillaume Deffontaines.  

There are no photos or even a poster shot of this turkey, but it’s just as well. Only in deference to Maïwenn, I’ll, at least, give Love Is A Perfect Crime a 2 out of 5.

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