Unforgivable NR

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Unforgivable examines the consequences of unresolved past relationships and their far-reaching effects into the future.

Starring:
André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet
Runtime:
1 hour 53 minutes

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Unforgivable

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director André Téchiné
Starring André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet
Supporting actors Mélanie Thierry, Adriana Asti, Mauro Conte, Alexis Loret, Zoé Duthion, Sandra Toffolatti, Andrea Pergolesi, Stefano Scandaletti, Niccolò Palesa, Massimo Piovesan, Dominique Muller, Fabio Alessandrini, Gloria Naletto, Vera Arrivabene, Nicolo Rossi, Sandra Mangini, Don Mario Sgorlon, Marko Kosuta
Studio Strand Releasing
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on November 19, 2012
Format: DVD
The great French film director Andre Techine (Wild Reeds, Rendez-vous, The Girl on the Train) takes us to Venice with his latest character piece "Unforgivable." Marketed as a romantic thriller, I wouldn't get too caught up in that classification. The film does, in fact, display elements of many different genres including that of romantic thriller. But if you go into "Unforgivable" expecting a pulse pounding adventure, you will likely be disappointed. Instead, this is an intricate drama that weaves a number of interrelated characters together in unexpected ways. I loved this movie! Why? At any given moment, I did not know where the story was headed. The movie covers a lot of ground from a number of different vantage points but still comes together as a whole in a very satisfying way. There's a blocked author, an emotionally distant realtor, a wayward daughter, a lesbian private detective, a volatile ex-con, and a aristocratic drug dealer. That's a lot of plot points and diverse characters to juggle, but that's what I found so refreshing. Every time we veered in a new direction, it added a layer of intrigue as opposed to making the picture feel cluttered.

At the center of "Unforgivable" is Andre Dussollier as Francis. A best-selling novelist, he has come to Venice to work on his next book. In a rather abrupt introduction, the first few minutes of the movie thrust him into an instant relationship with a local realtor (Carole Bouquet). The movie fast forwards about 18 months and the couple now have a history. As the plot unfolds, Dussollier's daughter goes missing, jealousy starts to overwhelm him, and he gets close to a troubled young man who may be beyond redemption.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Promise on August 6, 2013
Format: DVD
The best thing about this film is the cinematography. There are some nice shots of Venice and surroundings. Other than that, there's nothing to like. The characters were unrealistic and unlikable. The plot is absurd. Don't bother.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doug Anderson VINE VOICE on April 29, 2013
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Director Andre Techine (Wild Reeds) is known for his studies of characters who long to connect to other people but whose own resistance to single identities/lives makes it virtually impossible for them to do so. As a result his nomadic characters often become disillusioned with relationships altogether and often seek refuge in art which allows them greater fluidity than real life. Techine's best film Wild Reeds (1994) was exciting because the characters were at that point in life when they were just discovering what they believed to be their true (and solitary) natures; Unforgivable is about what such characters might be like once they reach middle age (or beyond)and realize they are tired of being alone.

Techine divides the film into four parts, each named for a season.

Autumn: The central character, Francis (Andre Dusollier), is an established writer of some renown, who moves to Venice to work on his latest "neo-gothic thriller." As soon as the 65 year old Francis sees his much younger travel agent Judith (Carole Bouquet who is actually 55 but looks 35), he immediately invites her to live with him in his island villa. Since he doesn't even know her there is no way to interpret this love at first sight as anything more than lust at first sight. But, for reasons unknown, Judith accepts. End of part one.
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