Keep It Quiet

1999

Drama

40
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 531

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Cast

Isabelle Huppert as Agnès Jeancourt
Vahina Giocante as Elodie
Vincent Lindon as Simon
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by writers_reign 8 / 10 / 10

Happy Families

Among the cognoscenti the Great Crested Vedette doesn't come any greater or more crested than Isabelle Huppert and in this entry she could be said to welcome two previously Lesser Spotted Vedettes in the shape of Vincent Lindon and Fabrice Luchini to the higher echelon. All three are members of our old friend the dysfunctional family with Luchini, fresh out of the slammer, determined to steer his life in a new direction - he was, in his other life, CEO of a large company and his unspecified crime may well have been of the 'white collar' variety, insider trading, stock manipulation etc. Wife, Huppert, and brother, Lindon, react in slightly different ways and at one point it appears that we have a House Of Strangers situation in the making until at a family dinner Louis (Lindon) lobs a mini-bombshell via the revelation of his fathering of an illegitimate child which has the effect of uniting all and sundry. In passing this is the last film to date in which Ann Fontaine appeared as an actress and as she has enhanced French Cinema whilst wearing her Directorial hat I for one am not in a hurry to see her back in front of the camera instead of behind it. This is a fine example of the kind of film that the French do so well and other countries hardly do at all.

Reviewed by bob998 6 / 10 / 10

Fabrice Luchini is wonderful

Benoit Jacquot's work hasn't been seen much in North America. His work doesn't have the slam-bang vulgarity of Patrice Chereau (Reine Margot) or the easy commercial charm of Patrice Leconte (Les Bronzes, M. Hire) to name two contemporaries. I liked Le septieme ciel and L'ecole de la chair very much--Jacquot has a real touch with actors, and he managed to coax some expression out of Isabelle Huppert in the latter film. This one is like a French version of the Magnificent Ambersons; you have the same sense of a family crumbling through generational conflict. Jacquot isn't Welles, however, and there are stretches of dullness (those cafe scenes). The story couldn't be more timely: a CEO has just been released from prison after doing time for some dubious transactions. He's depressed, guilty at how his family have suffered, perplexed at the mixed signals his wife is sending. Luchini and Huppert are excellent at these short scenes of bitterness and frustration at home. Gregoire is a blend of criminal and Prince Mishkin, Luchini looks like Alec Guinness and plays wonderfully. Agnes is a tightly coiled woman who never breaks down; we wait for the explosion that never comes. Stephanie the hairdresser is meant to represent the natural instincts that the Jeancourt family have tried to repress for so long. The scene between her and Agnes over the forgotten scarf is wonderfully uncomfortable (see it). Louis finally manages to blurt out, at the family dinner, that he has a daughter, born out of wedlock, whom he has never told his family about. The others don't hesitate for a second: congratulations are in order, emotional pain is chased away.

Reviewed by jlpk-17295 6 / 10 / 10

Fabrice's smile

The film would be a waste of time if not for the beautiful cinematography. But even more if Fabrice's character, who plays everything so cool, calm, and off key. Guy at the bars says "I am happy to see you guys like you in jail", he pauses, looks and smiles (killer), throw a little philosophical thought, and the excuses himself, without disrespect or attitude to a place where he and his friend can finish their utterly meaningless conversation. Fabrice is cool. That is all I needed

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