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Just the Two of Us

L’amour et les forêts

France, 2023
105 minutes, Color

French teacher Blanche Renard (Virginie Efira) is charmed by suave banker Grégoire Lamoureux (Melvil Poupaud) the moment they meet at a party. Their connection is as passionate as it is romantic and leads to a whirlwind courtship and marriage. It's not until Grégoire is transferred from their native Normandy to a bank in the less-quaint town of Metz that a sinister dimension to his personality quickly emerges and a marriage that seemed to offer a bright new beginning soon takes on the appearance of something more like a trap. Just the Two of Us is a tense, edge-of-your-seat erotic thriller that doubles as an acute psychological study of a profoundly disturbing relationship. This César-nominated film for Best Adapted Screenplay by Valérie Donzelli and Audrey Diwan (Happening, FFDC 2022) from Éric Reinhardt's novel L'Amour et les Forêts earned critical acclaim, including its participation in the Cannes Film Festival.—Various sources

In French with English subtitles

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