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A Strand Releasing release

Inspired by director Catherine Breillat’s (FAT GIRL, ROMANCE) true life experiences, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko’s manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurdles out of control.

  • Year
    2014
  • Runtime
    105'
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    In French with English subtitles
  • Director
    Catherine Breillat
  • Screenwriter
    Catherine Breillat
  • Cast
    Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino, Christopher Sermet, Ronald Leclercq