ABUS DE FAIBLESSE / ABUSE OF WEAKNESS
Director: Catherine Breillat
Feature film | F | 2013
104 min | Dolby 5.1
47th Hof International Film Festival
After a brain hemorrhage, Maud, a filmmaker, wakes up one morning in a half-dead body that has left her hemiplegic and facing inevitable solitude. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she discovers Vilko, a con-man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. He is arrogant, magnetic and mesmerizing. Maud wants him for her new film. They meet. He sticks around. He swindles her too, borrowing astronomical sums of money. He takes everything but gives her joy and a family.