Sans queue, ni tête (Special Treatment)

France | 2010 | 95 mn CAST Isabelle Huppert, Boulil Lanners Alice is a luxury prostitute in her forties: she’s intelligent, strong and getting fed up with her job. Xavier is in a similar situation; middle aged, intelligent and fed up of his job as an analyst. We meet the two as they enter their own personal crisis. Alice is attacked by a client during a session and realizes at this point the danger involved in her job, something she’d always put to the back of her mind. Xavier has just split from his wife and leaves home which brings him to the hotel where Alice works and eventually leads to their first meeting. The usually well-guarded pair end up revealing a lot more of themselves to each other then they had ever intended as is usually the case in director’s Labrune’s work. It is a film with a nod towards today’s money obsessed society yet filled with moments of comedy and inevitably, sadness.

CAST: Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Richard Debuisne, Sabila Moussadek, Valerie Dreville, Mathieu Carrière