In Your Hands (Contre Toi)
In Your Hands (Contre Toi) (2010)

An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama from French writer and director Lola Doillon. Anna (Kristin Scott Thomas) flees a house on the outskirts of Paris and returns home, careful to tell no one where… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 25, 2010
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

The result is disappointing, though not as much as the fact that we never see Scott Thomas in juicy roles like this in Britain.

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David Hughes
Empire Magazine

A short but insightful exploration of inverse Stockholm syndrome, loneliness and loss.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The end is abrupt and not entirely satisfactory, but it's a convincingly performed and constantly intriguing film.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

Scott Thomas and Marmai are both fine in a film that could almost be a theatrical two-hander but the plot just doesn't hold water.

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Peter Bradshaw

In Your Hands showcases of one of this country's most remarkable screen performers, a vividly intelligent presence - but it does not quite work.

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Siobhan Synnot

The film generates some interest by fragmenting the narrative structure but it's really a potboiler without much heat.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Scott Thomas rules the roost if we're looking at inner burn, at the fury that always seems to be snacking on her marrow.

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Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies

Kristin Scott Thomas impresses, but the third act turns everything to mush.

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

The two leads deliver powerful performances and as their relationship develops, the film asks intelligent questions about loneliness, anger and revenge.

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