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French Film Reviews: Victoria, Directed by Justine Triet

This absurdist drama is a departure for France’s rom-com topliner Virginie Efira. Here she stars as Victoria, a fast-sinking lawyer and borderline sex-addict at loggerheads with an ex-husband set on exposing her every tryst on his incendiary blog.To make matters worse, she is roped into defending a friend accused of stabbing his fiancée at a wedding.

It all spirals into mayhem when the only witness, a guest’s monkey, takes to the stand in the most bizarre murder trial in cinematic (and legal) history. Against all odds, the manic comedy and its lead scooped Césars [1] nominations for best film and actress. Lurching between despair and sheer farce, Victoria defies definition – and comprehension.

Director: Justine Triet
Starring: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste

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