A Girl Cut in Two The inspiration for Claude Chabrol's satisfyingly nasty French drama of desire and jealousy is the Gilded Age American scandal involving the ornate sex life, and… A Girl Cut in Two The inspiration for Claude Chabrol's satisfyingly nasty French drama of desire and jealousy is the Gilded Age American scandal involving the ornate sex life, and… 2008-08-15 Unrated PT110M Drama Foreign Language Benoit Magimel Ludivine Sagnier IFC Films
Movie Review

A Girl Cut in Two (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Ludivine Sagnier, Francois Berleand, ... | DOWN THE MIDDLE : Benoît Magimel and Ludivine Sagnier in A Girl Cut in Two
DOWN THE MIDDLE: Benoît Magimel and Ludivine Sagnier in A Girl Cut in Two
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Aug 15, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 110 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Benoit Magimel and Ludivine Sagnier; Distributor: IFC Films

The inspiration for Claude Chabrol's satisfyingly nasty French drama of desire and jealousy is the Gilded Age American scandal involving the ornate sex life, and death by gunshot, of famous architect Stanford White. But the details of this arch, chic update set in modern-day Lyons — evincing a fascination with hypocrisy among the cultured classes — are pure Chabrol. In A Girl Cut in Two, Sagnier is yummy as a local TV weathergirl caught between a womanizing older novelist (François Berléand) and a nouveau riche playboy (Magimel) used to getting his own way. B+

Originally posted Aug 15, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints
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