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Movie Reviews — In the prison of her skin: "Violette"

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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 6:25 pm, Thu Jul 3, 2014.

Violette, biographical drama, not rated, in French with subtitles, Jean Cocteau Cinema, 3.5 chiles

For the first two hours or so of this absorbing examination of the life and career of Violette Leduc, the mood is as dark and grim as the leaden skies of a Parisian winter. But there are occasional shafts of brightness that break through the clouds as the story goes along; and then, toward the end, the sun comes out.

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