Tag Archives: Vincent Cassel

Cannes Review – It’s Only the End of the World

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel) returns home after an absence of 12 years because he wants to tell his family the terrible truth; he is dying. When he gets there however, old tensions reawaken almost as soon as he crosses the threshold, and the return of the prodigal son leads to bickering and fighting among the family. Louis is then faced with a choice; to tell his family the truth or protect them. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Mon Roi

As Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) recovers from a skiing knee injury, she reflects on her life – a therapist tells her a knee injury is symbolic since the knee is a joint that only beds backwards. Through flashback, we learn of her relationship with the enigmatic cad Georgio (Vincent Cassel), which goes from flirtatious to serious, to dangerous in quick succession. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Tale of Tales

Matteo Garrone returns to Cannes with a triptych of fairytales set in a grotesque and beautiful world. A queen (Salma Hayek) longs for a child, and goes to extreme and dangerous lengths to fulfil her dreams. King of Strongcliff (Vincent Cassel) finds his sexual appetite insatiable until he meets a woman who is not quite all she claims, and the King of Highhills’ (Toby Jones) obsession with a performing flea spells disaster for his young daughter. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Trance

In order to recover a stolen, then lost, painting, art auctioneer Simon teams up with a hypnotherapist. The boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion soon begin to blur, and the stakes rise dangerously fast. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 REVIEW – The Monk

Brother Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) was abandoned as a baby and raised by monks; inevitably, he becomes one of their number and an accomplished preacher. After the head monk dies, Ambrosio finds himself thrown into turmoil through the manifestation of his dreams and temptations of the flesh. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Dangerous Method


David Cronenberg’s latest film follows the forming of the relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and it’s subsequent descent into chaos on the arrival of the unbalanced but alluring Sabina Speilrein (Kiera Knightley) into their lives. Continue reading

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