Isabelle Huppert, an actress incapable of making a mawkish gesture, fights tooth and nail to keep the soft-boiled story of an embittered prostitute and her 14-year-old daughter from turning to mush. Even for an actress of Huppert's severity, however, it is a losing battle, especially when she has to carry around a teddy-bear in the end.
Ms. Huppert's character Sylvia, is an abused streetwalker in Nice whose life takes a desperate turn when her daughter, Laurence, impulsively stabs to death a pimp who has been beating Sylvia. The two flee Nice for the north where Sylvia once lead a bucolic married life.
The film is being screened on the 1st of March from 1830 hrs onwards at Sarathi Studios. Please contact Prakash Reddy of Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0265, 93910-20243 for further details.