The Last Mistress Synopsis
A woman (Asia Argento) refuses to stand aside when her longtime lover marries an aristocrat.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Breillat, the flamethrower who made "Romance" and "Fat Girl," artfully twists period-piece drama to suit her provocative modern notions...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Under the beautifully appointed costumes and to-die-for interiors is Breillat's preoccupation with female sexuality and desire, all...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The Last Mistress proves that Breillat has found something in the luscious language of the 19th century that makes sense to us today.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Beautifully composed, The Last Mistress, Breillat's 11th film, deals with the theme she has put forth in such previous work as "Romance"...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A passionate and explicit film about sexual obsession.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The picture's visual style is clean, exact and beautifully photographed by Yorgos Arvanitis.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Lush. Debauched. Ravishing. And did I mention sexy?
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Cool, carnal, and lethal, The Last Mistress is a period drama with a difference.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Breillat is inviting us to really look at sex as it occurs in life, and to engage with it mentally, as a driving mystery of human existence.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though Argento and Aattou lack the searing chemistry needed, the social politics are consistently intriguing, and everything - not to...
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By jimchudnow
While the times were different (set in the mid 1800’s), the openness of the story might remind you of today’s paparazzi-based TV shows. Ryno de Marigny (FU’AD AIT AATTOU) is a womanizer, a gambler,...

can't recommend it!

By nisero
boring and dull.... outcome was very predictable...

The Last Mistress

Asia Argento is mesmerizing. She is beautiful when she wants and evil and deceitful with just a change in facial expressions. THe movie is a little slow, but easily understandable even though there...

Racy Movie...

By Marlenoysis
A Bit Racy, It Dragged a lot specially toward the end some clues unsolved and a bit slow!!...

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By fdod
This film was over rated. There was nothing new and each scene was predictable. I was glad it ended....

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Lusty yet somewhat tepid French sex drama.
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