Lust for Power (L'Ivresse du pouvoir)

A FILM BY Claude Chabrol

One of Claude Chabrols most satisfying films in years.
-Richard M. Porton, CHICAGO READER
As ever, Chabrols style is delicate and precise.
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
It is not often that you see the craft of cinema so perfectly executed... dark, smart and delicious.
-Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A witty, timely drama.
-Bill Stamet,, CHICAGO SUNTIMES
<4 STARS> By the sheer strength of her performance alone (Isabelle Huppert), Comedy of Power is Chabrols best film since 1995?s La Cérémonie.
-Melissa Anderson, TIME OUT NEW YORK

Synopsis

The stunning and accomplished Isabelle Huppert (I Heart Huckabees) stars as Jeanne, a tenacious judge known as "the piranha" of the judiciary system, who puts her personal life on the back burner to pursue white-collar criminals with their private hands in public pockets. After gaining fame for locking up an embezzling CEO, Jeanne pushes the limits of her intoxicating power further than ever and winds up isolated in a dangerous game of threats and intimidation.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 110 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Isabelle Huppert
DIRECTED BY
Claude Chabrol