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A COMEDY OF POWER

by Claude Chabrol

synopsis

Jeanne Charmant Killman, examining magistrate, must sort out and prepare for judgment a complex case of misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds implicating the president of an important industrial firm. As her investigation and interrogations progress, she realises that her power grows: the more she delves into secrets, the more her means of applying pressure increase. However, at the same time, and for the same reasons, her private life becomes more fragile. Until what point can she continue to increase this power without clashing with a power greater than her own? Until what point can human nature resist the intoxication of this power?

international title: A Comedy of Power
original title: L'Ivresse du pouvoir
country: France, Germany
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Claude Chabrol
film run: 108'
release date: FR 22/02/2006, BE 15/03/2006, NL 22/06/2006, SI 27/06/2006, IT 06/10/2006
screenplay: Claude Chabrol, Odile Barski
cast: Isabelle Huppert, François Berléand, Patrick Bruel, Bernard Renucci, Raphaël Neal, Jean-Christophe Bouvet
cinematography by: Eduardo Serra
film editing: Monique Fardoulis
art director: Catherine Pierrat
costumes designer: Mic Cheminal
music: Matthieu Chabrol
producer: Patrick Godeau, Alfred Hürmer
production: Alicéléo, France 3 Cinéma, Ajoz Films, Integral Film GmbH (DE)
distributor: Pan Européenne Edition, Paradiso (NL), Concorde Filmverleih (DE), Les Films de l'Elysée (BE), Lusomundo (PT), JMH Distribution (CH), BIM Distribuzione (IT)
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