Both Sides of the Blade

Avec amour et acharnement

France 2022
In French, subtitles in English
116 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Claire Denis
Screenplay: Christine Angot, Claire Denis
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin
Production: Olivier Delbosc
Print Source: Wild Bunch International

French top director Claire Denis's excruciatingly beautiful drama takes its name from the song of the same name by the British band Tindersticks, which can also be heard in the film. The film tells the story of Sara and Jean, a middle-aged couple who have lived together for a long time, are still very much in love and rarely happy, played by Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon. The lives of a couple who know each other perfectly, or at least think so, have blended seamlessly together, but then a man (Grégoire Colin) appears from the past, whose mere presence causes the couple's relationship to crack at its joints, and soon nothing will be as it was before.

Timo Kuismin