L’Ivresse du pouvoir

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L’Ivresse du pouvoir
Claude Chabrol :: France :: 2006 :: 1h50

Investigating for the justice department, Jeanne Charmant Killman helps several powerful men out of their jobs and behind bars for fraud and theft. Our investigator is played by the ever charming Isabelle Huppert who proceeds relentlessly in the face of opposition with a confidence only lady Justice herself could have. We could regret some curious choices in the scenario (theatrical interludes) unfinished relationships (with her husband) and an unconvincing Patrick Bruel (as a business hotshot) but then again why pass up on seeing what Chabrol is up to and spend almost two hours watching Ms Huppert at full strength? There is of course no resemblance in this satire to the famous power abuse scandal surrounding Elf-Aquitaine…



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