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French Exit

Azazel Jacobs | 2021 | 113 MINS
Michelle Pfeiffer stars as an aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.

In Detail

One afternoon Frances’ accountant arrives with the news that she has nearly exhausted her inheritance. Now she must sell her things and take her cash and her son and her cat to Paris where one of her few true friends has offered her the use of an apartment.

Elegant and entitled, Frances surrounds herself with eccentric characters such as a private investigator and a cruise ship medium in what the director calls “a tragedy of manners”. There is no conventional plot, rather the narrative is driven by characters’ decisions and revelations. The dialogue is sharp and sensational in this droll and surprisingly moving film.

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