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The New Girlfriend 2014 15

108 mins France Director. François Ozon

François Ozon’s devilish drama marries the twists and psychological suspense of its Ruth Rendell source novel with its director’s taste for mischievous melodramatics.

On her best friend Laura’s death-bed, Claire (Anäis Demoustier) promises to look after Laura’s husband David (Romain Duras) and their new baby. But the pact takes on a surprising twist when Clare discovers a shocking secret about David.

Director François Ozon, who continues to grow with every film, manages to have his delicious cake and eat it, presenting a drama that marries Hitchcockian suspense with camp psychosexual comedy in a style reminiscent of Pedro Almodóvar, all spiced up with an exploration of the slippery nature of sexual identity.

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Directed by

François Ozon

Featuring

Isild Le Besco

Raphaël Personnaz

Anaïs Demoustier

Romain Duris

Genres

Melodrama

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Certificate

15 Contains strong sex, nudity

Released

2014

Country

France

Language

English

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