Corps à Corps (2003, FRA) C-101m. SCOPE ** D: Francois Hanss. Starring Emmanuelle Seigner, Philippe Torreton, Clément Brilland, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Yolande Moreau. Seigner (Mrs Polanski) plays an ex-stripper and prostitute, who is saved from her world by rich architect Torreton. After a terrible accident, which leaves her scarred and nearly deaf, Seigner starts having a happy family life with Torreton and their young son. After six years, however, she begins to investigate and learns that her husband is not the man he claims to be. Psycho thriller is competently made and very watchable in the first hour, then becomes more and more improbable and mean-spirited. Finally, it becomes outright absurd and unbearable to watch, as it puts a little child through hell. Judge for yourself. English title: BODY TO BODY.

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