Abuse of Weakness

Film/Video
Abuse of Weakness

Abuse of Weakness

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Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat

Abuse Of Weakness Official French Trailer 1 (2014) - French Drama Movie HD

Abuse of Weakness

Introduced by Catherine Breillat

(Catherine Breillat, 2013)

Retrospective: Catherine Breillat

“The pleasures of Ms. Breillat’s work are its commitment and seriousness and its raw, sometimes very funny perversity: she lets everything hang out, without apologies.”—New York Times

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 7 PM

While recovering from a stroke she suffered in 2004, Breillat began working on a film project with someone who turned out to be a notorious conman. Abuse of Weakness is an unsentimental and fascinating adaptation of this autobiographical tale with the great Isabelle Huppert in the lead role, playing a filmmaker who seeks out a criminal to star in her next film. The balance of power slowly shifts as the crook (French rap star Kool Shen) begins to take advantage of his situation and his employer’s physical and emotional frailty. (105 mins., DCP)