Venus Beauty


Time Out says

The beauty parlour of the title offers sanctuary, a window on the world and, perhaps, a somewhat misleading display. Here come women, and men, from various walks, seeking respite and repose, sometimes solace, and a therapeutic lift. Behind the counter, too, the women and girls who work the parlour alternately share and conceal their interior lives - the latter especially in the case of veteran beautician Angèle (Baye), who seems to have resigned from romantic pursuits, negotiating her nocturnal liaisons with business-like dispassion. Plainly, she's ill-disposed for the declaration of helpless love proferred by a perfect stranger, Antoine (LeBihan). A study of relationships in wintertime in the classical French mode, this covers familiar ground to underwhelming effect.

By: NB


Release details

107 mins

Cast and crew

Tonie Marshall
Tonie Marshall, Marion Ventoux, Jacques Audiard
Nathalie Baye
Bulle Ogier
Samuel Le Bihan
Jacques Bonnaffé
Mathilde Seigner
Audrey Tautou
Robert Hossein
Edith Scob
Marie Rivière
Claire Denis
Micheline Presle
Emmanuelle Riva
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