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.
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