Une dernière fois (2020)


This is a very promising idea. Take a 69 year old actress who was a star from the golden age of porn, someone who has maintained over the years a position of dignity in self-governed sexual expression.

Posit the situation that this woman is for some reason alone, without sex for some time, and facing a future without sex altogether. She wants her last experience to be special, so advertises for a special partner — a special experience.

The character Brigitte Lahaie plays seems less experienced than the actress in terms of partners, but the alignment with the power of sex is clearly aligned between actress and character. And this woman knows how to entice the camera.

We had something like this idea with ‘La Grande Bouffe’.

The casting choices were adequately made, and we could easily imagine some discovery of self through skin. Almost everything is there for a powerful film, including the setup for the ‘last time’.

But the filmmaking is so profoundly bad, absolutely nothing is conveyed. No connection, no frisson, no yearning….

This is just bad filmmaking. That’s no sin. Most films are inept. But this one was more than halfway there in its conception.

Posted in 2022

Ted’s Evaluation — 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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