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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #8. Catherine Breillat’s Abus De Faiblesse

Abus De Faiblesse

Director/Writer: Catherine Breillat
Producer(s): Flach Film’s Jean-Francois Le Petit & Iris Groups’ Nicolas Steil
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Isabelle Huppert and Cool Shen

Catherine Breillat’s 14th film project might be her most personal yet, simply because it is lifted from a true-life ordeal that she experienced first-hand with professional conman Christophe Rocancourt. Lucky for us, Breillat isn’t afraid of provocation or digging deep in her personal life for the sake of art – and along for the ride comes the bumpy combo of Isabelle Huppert and non-actor popular rapper Cool Shen. Check out Boyd van Hoeij’s just released set-visit article.

Gist: Huppert plays the Breillat-based character Maud, with rapper Kool Shen (formerly of NTM) playing the Rocancourt-esque character Vilko.

Release Date: With production having begun in October,it appears that the Venice Film Festival is a more sound bet over Cannes.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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