Domaine (2012)

On the threshold of adulthood, 17-year-old Pierre becomes obsessed with his aunt Nadia (Béatrice Dalle). A flamboyant mathematician whose intellect clashes with her alcoholism and fatalistic view of life, Nadia is on a path to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 13, 2012
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

[Dalle] commands the screen from the first frame, when she hosts a late-night, outdoor drinking fest and babbles on about how mathematics - and not words - create order.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Chiha brings a knowledgeable weariness to his feature debut, as his story heads toward an end that feels familiar in all the right ways.

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Chris Cabin

suggests nothing so much as a Catherine Breillat joint in embryo

Kyle Smith
New York Post

I exaggerate slightly when I say nothing ever happens.

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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

As a fiercely intelligent but helplessly self-destructive mathematician who's a bit too chummy with her teenage nephew, Dalle shows that, in her mid-40s, she's lost little of her dangerously feral allure.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Chiha knows when the story is wobbling off the rails of credibility and leans into the turn, embracing the narrative's full-on nuttiness.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

You really can't hang a drama on a mathematical theory and expect it to serve as a shortcut for storytelling.

Leslie Felperin

A tender, tragic love story of sorts from first-time helmer Patric Chiha.

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Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

The ultimate drama of Domain becomes how long he can be a witness to her self-destruction.

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