The School of Flesh

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"Lessons in love, sex and betrayal."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.5  (1,559)
  • 70

In the movie The School of Flesh, Isabelle Huppert stars as Dominique, an overworked fashion executive who finds herself in a passionate and turbulent affair with a much younger man named Quentin, played by Vincent Martinez. Vincent Lindon plays the role of Bertrand, a wealthy art dealer who has a love interest in Dominique. Set in Paris, the movie follows Dominique as she navigates her high-powered job while also struggling to balance her intense feelings for Quentin. Despite the age difference and power dynamic, the two characters are drawn to each other and engage in a tumultuous relationship that leaves them both questioning their future.

Quentin is a struggling fashion model who relies on Dominique for financial support and guidance in the industry. As their relationship becomes more serious, Dominique becomes increasingly concerned about their differences and the judgment of those around her. However, Quentin’s youthful energy and passion for life and love keep Dominique captivated and unable to resist him.

Meanwhile, Bertrand enters the picture and makes it clear that he wants to be with Dominique. He is older and more established, offering Dominique stability and security that Quentin cannot provide. However, Dominique cannot seem to let go of her feelings for Quentin and continues to see him behind Bertrand’s back.

The School of Flesh explores themes of age, power, and the complexities of human relationships. Isabelle Huppert delivers a captivating performance as Dominique, portraying a strong and driven woman who grapples with her emotions and desires. Vincent Martinez also shines as Quentin, infusing the character with a youthful energy and raw passion.

The movie is directed by Benoît Jacquot and is based on a novel by Yukio Mishima. The film is beautifully shot, with stunning shots of Paris and its fashion scene. The soundtrack adds to the emotional depth of the movie, with haunting melodies that enhance the mood of each scene.

Overall, The School of Flesh is a compelling and thought-provoking drama that delves into the complexities of love, power, and desire. Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Martinez, and Vincent Lindon deliver strong performances that bring the characters to life and make the audience feel for them as they navigate their relationships and the challenges that come with them.

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