Frankie (2005)

Fabienne Berthaud's gentle psychodrama Frankie probes the events that led to emotional crisis, mental breakdown, and psychiatric hospitalization for a fashion model. Nearing the age of 30, the titular ex-cover girl (Diane Krüger) is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Anna Smith
Time Out

The chauffeur love interest feels a little tagged-on, but this is still a worthwhile watch for those interested in the dark side of fashion.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Fabienne Berthaud's low-budget squib tells us little we didn't know about the fashion industry, but does have Diane Kruger (Troy) as its luminous centre.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Both the film and the character seem so superficial, it's impossible to work up much sympathy for either.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Apparently the life of an aging supermodel ain't what it's cracked up to be.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Diane Kruger hopes for a moment of ultra-low-budget indie cred as the title character, an emotionally fragile model whose catwalk days are numbered. The ferociously ugly digital photography shares her pain, while making the thing borderline unwatchable.

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Neil Smith

A tough slog.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The film tells us little or nothing about the model herself and that's its main defect.

Peter Bradshaw

Euro-glam meets Euro-gloom in this fantastically vapid piece of nonsense shot on cheap'n'cheerless digital video.

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