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Jeanne Charmant Killman, an examining magistrate, must sort out and prepare for judgment a complex case of misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds implicating the president of an important industrial firm. As her investigation and interrogations progress, she realizes that her power grows: the more she delves into secrets, the more her means of applying pressure increase. However, at the same time, and for the same reasons, her private life becomes more fragile.
Soon she’ll be asking herself two fundamental questions. Until what point can she continue to increase this power without clashing with a power greater than her own? Until what point can human nature resist the intoxication of this power?
Perhaps it will break her in two.
Comedy of Power by Claude Chabrol (L’Ivresse du pouvoir, 2006, 110 min.). Inspired by the experiences of Judge Eva Joly—whose 7-year investigation into fraud and bribery at the French oil company Elf Aquitaine uncovered a web of corruption—Claude Chabrol’s latest film delves into unspoken class issues in French society. Judge Jeanne Charmant-Killman (Isabelle Huppert) is known in the French judicial system as "the piranha," and with good reason. A powerful examining magistrate, Jeanne has recently sanctioned the arrest of CEO Michel Humeau (François Berléand). But what she does not realize is that his company’s scandal has tentacles that reach into the government and its dealings with African nations. When she goes too far with her investigation, her life is turned upside down as she uncovers more corruption than she bargained for. Description adapted from the Tribeca Film Festival.
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テーマ :政治, 裁判
出身 :フランス, ドイツ
Original French-language productions :不明
製作国 :大部分フランス (フランス, ドイツ)
上映時間 :1 時間 50 分
ニュメロ·デ Visa :111.353
Audio format :ドルビーSRD
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