Mademoiselle Chambon
Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)

Two adults struggle to avoid letting their erotic passion for one another guide them into infidelity in this subtly erotic, understated chamber drama from France. Vincent Lindon stars as Jean, a burly blue-collar mason who lives… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 7, 2010
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

A heartbreaking, ambiguous twist on 'Brief Encounter', railway station finale and all. Take hankies.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Mademoiselle Chambon is moving in spots, but it doesn't stir you the way the best films about heartache do. You feel for these two star-crossed lovers, then forget about them the moment the movie is over.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

Mademoiselle Chambon may be a small film about inconsequential people, but the situations and emotions it stirs up are universally profound

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A charmingly direct film of simple contrasts about the difficulty of change.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Mademoiselle Chambon is about love in midlife, about two souls meeting, and how that can be the most beautiful thing in the world but also the most inconvenient.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

By paring everything right down, director Stéphane Brizé elegantly proves that less really is more.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

One way to think of Mademoiselle Chambon (a chambon is a piece of a horse's halter) is as Brief Encounter as reimagined by Eric Rohmer.

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Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brizé does score a nifty variation on the clichéd rushing-to-meet-destiny climax. But this encounter, brief indeed at a mere 90 minutes, doesn't fully convince.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's a touching, measured, well-observed film that uses music (the teacher is a trained violinist) skilfully.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A carpenter resists having an affair with his son's schoolteacher. Mademoiselle Chambon features strong performances by Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent… More
Walter M.
In "Mademoiselle Chambon," Jean(Vincent Lindon) is a construction worker in a small town in France. When his wife Anne-Marie(Aure Atika) injures her… More
William Dunmyer
"Mademoiselle Chambon," from writer/director Stephane Brize, is exquisitely directed and acted, but the story is so simple that it isn't very… More
Mark Abell
This was a lovely film that dealt with choices and how sometimes the very act of choosing causes pain no matter which choice one makes. The two lead actors,… More

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