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Bad choice for Huppert

OUT NOW! MON PIRE CAUCHEMAR is both hackneyed and tasteless and should be avoided at all costs.

The inconsistent German translation of the original French title is the least of this movie’s worries. Why Huppert would lend her name to this disgracefully hackneyed story in which a successful gallery manager (Huppert) succumbs to a brawny idiot savant defies good sense, good taste and good manners. It’s close to insulting to have us believe that Parisian art connoisseurs might appreciate the naive artistic visions of a talentless handyman. Or is that irony?

Mon pire cauchemar (Mein liebster Alptraum)| Directed by Anne Fontaine (France, Belgium 2011) with Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André Dussol- lier. Starts January 12