UNFORGIVABLE (Mongrel, 2011) D: André Téchiné, w/ Carole Bouquet, André Dussollier. Rating: NNN; DVD package: none Rating: NNN
In some ways, Unforgivable plays like one of those Claude Chabrol thrillers where little bits of tension hint at something wrong, but you don't know what or with whom. In fact, it's a movie about love, and what's wrong is a general lack of trust.
Successful 60ish writer Francis (André Dussollier) proposes to Judith (Carole Bouquet) almost as soon as he meets her. Eighteen months later, his divorced daughter, Alice, disappears. He sets Judith's ex-lover, private eye Anna Maria, on Alice's trail. Then he becomes jealous of Judith and gets the detective's estranged son to follow her.
Bouquet has a wonderful face for mistrust. Judith seems happy with Francis, but her narrowed, alert eyes and slit mouth suggest that she's guarded at every moment.
The action takes place in the ordinary streets and neighbourhoods of Venice. They're as lovely as the famous bits.
EXTRAS French audio. English subtitles.