Comedy of Power

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Released 2006

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Director:
Claude Chabrol
Released:
2006
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So relentless she's nicknamed "The Piranha," Judge Jeanne Charmant-Killman (Isabelle Huppert) digs deep when she uncovers corporate malfeasance. But her investigation of an embezzling CEO soon points to the highest levels of government and puts her life in danger. Directed by renowned French filmmaker Claude Chabrol, this suspenseful thriller was inspired by a French corruption scandal known as the Elf Affair.

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  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    As ever, Mr. Chabrol's style is delicate and precise. Comedy of Power is not his deepest or most ambitious film, and its stance of knowing resignation in the face of corruption can...

  • 60

    Variety Lisa Nesselson

    While the picture may be too subtle and oblique in places for more general audiences, it remains enjoyable as a sardonic glimpse of unspoken codes at the intersection of politics a...

  • 50

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Chabrol has fashioned a mystery that caves in on itself, but unfortunately, it caves in on the audience, too.

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