First Look at Isabelle Huppert and Kool Shen in Catherine Breillat’s ‘Abuse of Weakness’

Not really a trailer, more like a scene from the movie, but it does say bande annonce, which I understand is French for trailer. So I guess that’s the route they decided to go. There’s not much to see in this first look at Catherine Breillat‘s new film Abus de faiblesse (Abuse of Weakness en anglais), except for dialogue between the two leading actors Isabelle Huppert and Kool Shen, who I understand is a rapper.

The film just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and will play at the New York Film Festival in October as well. As for an official release date, it’s not clear when the film will be available for general audiences. According to IMDb it is set to be released in February next year in France. I hope they’re wrong, because I happen to be a big fan of Breillat’s work and that just seems like a long ass wait.

Abuse of Weakness is an autobiographical film about “[a] stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man” (IMDb).   Much like pretty much every Catherine Breillat film this will be probably a very personal film dealing with female sexuality. I love this trailer visually, because it feels very European and in-keeping with the style of her previous works.

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