La Femme Publique (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama, Showbiz Drama, Psychological Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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An aspiring young actress (Valerie Kaprisky) accepts a leading role in a film version of Dostoyevsky's The Possessed. Dissatisfied by her performance, the eccentric filmmaker (Francis Huster) begins a rigorous course of indoctrination, sexual domination, and acting lessons, leaving the mentally exhausted girl unable to distinguish between the real world and that of the film. Arty, challenging, and some say over the top, the film was honored with the Special Jury Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1984.

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actor, director, domination [sexual], domination [influence], mind-games

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Cult Film