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Special Treatment

2.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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With Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Richard Debuisne and Sabila Moussadek

In this darkly erotic drama from cult filmmaker Jeanne Labrune, Isabelle Huppert stars as a high-class prostitute named Alice who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele, from schoolgirl innocence to S&M. Fed up with the seamy underbelly of French masculinity, Alice crosses paths with Xavier, a neurotic psychoanalyst facing a marriage crisis. The two quickly realize their professions share a thing or two in common as they navigate the overlapping worlds of psychotherapy and sex therapy.

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Mesmerizing French star Isabelle Huppert, with a history of playing sexually transgressive women, is at it again. You can't take your eyes off her. --Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Writer-director Jeanne Labrune affords Isabelle Huppert, arguably the finest French screen actress of her generation, yet another splendid role in the complex, compassionate and endlessly illuminating 'Special Treatment'... Impressive. --Kevin Thomas, LA Times

Huppert is astonishing. Her abandon and willingness to try anything give the movie a bracing unpredictability. --Patrick McGavinTime Out Chicago

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  • Actors: Isabelle Huppert (actor), Bouli Lanners, Richard Debuisne, Sabila Moussadek, Valerie Dreville
  • Directors: Jeanne Labrune
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005V3XD64
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,489 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The great Isabelle Huppert must surely be one of the boldest, most fearless actors at work today. In Jeanne Labrune's provocative "Special Treatment," Huppert tackles yet another of her fascinatingly complex creations as an aging escort looking to make some changes in her life. The film's hook is that the screenplay juxtaposes Huppert's illicit interactions with similar scenarios of a psychotherapist at work. It is an intriguing idea that the two professions share a commonality that you might not expect, and it was a concept that I thought had a lot of possibilities. The other central character, who shares a concurrent plot line in the piece, is a psychoanalyst struggling in a troubled marriage. You know it is only a matter of time before the two stories will collide, but what will the resultant meetings bring to each party? As I waited expectantly for the answer, I'm not sure that I found the resolution to be particularly enlightening or to serve as much of an emotional payoff.

Playing as a character study, as well as a slight satire, the movie sets up a number of clients for each of the story threads. Unfortunately, for my taste, the interactions tended to veer into the territory of cliche. Some are oddly humorous, some play it straight, some are meant to invoke danger--but, for whatever reason, none were particularly believable. It's not a reflection on the actors, who perform admirably, but instead on a script that seems to want to be far more edgy than it actually is (one of the therapy patients is a cross dresser, Huppert's clients have her act up a variety of expected sexual fetishes). But with Huppert on screen, I was always willing to see where this tale was headed.
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Isabelle Huppert delivers a very good performance but the male lead is grossly obese and ruins the film. How can he perform adequately? Damn! You want to just wring the pencil-thin neck of the psychotherapist! Nicely filmed and realistic. Watching this film is like eating recycled food: "It's GREAT for the environment and OKAY for you!" Three stars is generous here. Waiting for the re-make...
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A moving motion picture, despite the remoteness of the main protagonists, highlighting what is indeed an evidence, the common ground between the postitute and the psychoanalyst. It is a dark movie, from someone who doesn't necessarily think he has anything to prove.
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French hooker tires of her profession. Seen the theme before and better acted, too.
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An ok movie but nothing to rave about.
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Boring don't waste your time
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