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D'après une histoire vraie (2017)

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

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A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

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Polanski's keeps his consistency
12 November 2017 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

You could be fooled into thinking that Roman Polanski would close shop by now. Acknowledge all the excellent films he has made during his long career and retire. Does he have more to say? Probably not. Can he still direct? Absolutely yes.

Together with Oliver Assayas they've adapted Delphine de Vigan's book by the same title. It has resulted in a hotchpotch of mystery. Which only is intensified by Eva Green's eerie performance. And his wife Emmanuelle Seigner is much better casted in this film than in his previous film "Venus in Fur".

The films biggest weakness is probably the lack of a new direction. But at 84 years old he probably doesn't have time or effort to change a proved recipe for an excellent filmmaking. Because that's what it is - the perfectly crafted 100 minutes just flew by and I was gripped and thoroughly entertained. By the end I enjoyed the journey so much that I totally forgive its ever so slight lack of depth and originality.

Strongly recommended: 8/10


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