Real Star in Inglourious Basterds

Christoph Waltz won and enjoyed the glory of Oscar. But I like the actor and film-maker – Laurent, who, second to Juliette Binoche, became the biggest French export.

In spite of being the die-hard fans of Quentin Tarantino, I couldn’t hold back my disappointments to the Inglourious Basterds. Nevertheless, I am glad to admit the gifts of Tarantino to pick and bring actors or actresses. All people know the significance of a movie, which could made a star like Christoph Waltz. It is also true another star – Laurent, who played a bad-tempered Jewish woman Shosanna Dreyfus. The character in movie was pursued by Waltz’s creepy SS “Jew hunter”. Prior to the movie, she also played many characters in other films, but a breakthrough was made in the movie for her creation. Her father dubbed the voice of Ned Flanders in French broadcasts of The Simpsons on occasion. In her new film The Concert, Laurent played a talented and versatile violinist.

Honestly, some believes it is Mélanie Laurent who kept the film from jumping into pools of washout. For conspicuous qualities and natural actions, she catches attentions of the excellent director Tarantino. She is cool, reserved, smart and a sense of self-possession. Only little or nothing need she do to dominate the screen, and her glamor and grace could seep into each details of the character.

It seems that she make a crossover into the Anglo-Saxon film effortlessly like many film stars, such as Catherine Deneuve or Juliette Binoche or Emmanuelle Béart or Marion Cotillard. Among numerous photos of her films, the photo with a grid beret impress me very much. In addition to the identity of film star, she is also a writer and director. Short film Less and Less once entered the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. The film is a rare and intriguing film, jumping out of circle of stereotypes, telling a clear meaning and eloquent story in an arguably unformed and wilfully opaque manner.


A psychotherapist played by Eric Caravaca tried to piece together some fragmented memory of Lisa played by Delphine Benattard to assist her know more about her life before. In the film Less and Less, Lisa’s amnesia was caused by an accidental trauma. The therapist asks whether she could remember something regarding Marion, who was a close friend, and one man named Sacha. With assistance of certain physical pain, a scene of Sacha at a nightclub occurred to her. But what had happened at the nightclub? Why she was injured? Let’s look into the jigsaw.

Besides the film Less and Less, she written and directed an erotic film for French television, À Ses Pieds. In her new film, a man is obsessed with a woman seduced him in a bar, and then go with her. The man was nervous when find him in a dream-like hotel while reality and fantasy are messy in the hotel, becoming a humiliated voyeur. The film, co-produced by Canal Plus and Second Sexe, an online magazine, is commissioned on the theme of female sexuality, under the direction of Tonie Marshall and Zoe Cassavetes.

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