Comedy of Power

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Comedy of Power ★★ L'Ivresse du Pouvoir 2006

The comedy comes from the self-important behavior of the charac ters. Huppert grimaces her way through her seventh collaboration with Chabrol, playing zealous, incorruptible examining magistrate Jeanne Charmant-Killman. She's looking into a corporate embezzle ment scandal (based on a true incident) that has serious political implications for the government. Meanwhile, her neglect ed hubby, Philippe (Renucci), becomes even more unhappy when the case brings Jeanne a lot of attention. But she's breaking unspoken social codes among what is still a very male-dominated world. French with subtitles. 110m/C DVD . FR GE Isabelle Huppert, Francois Berleand, Thomas Chabrol, Robin Renucci, Patrick Bruel, Marilyne Canto, JeanFrancois Balmer; D: Claude Chabrol; W: Claude Chabrol, Odile Barski; C: Eduardo Serra; M: Matthieu Chabrol.