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The School of Flesh
The School of Flesh
Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Martinez, Vincent Lindon, Marthe Keller, François Berléand
Director: Benoit Jacquot
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 50min

Perhaps only the French could create a movie with the sexual heat of The School of Flesh. International star Isabelle Huppert, a strawberry-blonde beauty with brimming blue eyes, is Dominique, a successful businesswoman o...  more »


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Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Martinez, Vincent Lindon, Marthe Keller, François Berléand
Director: Benoit Jacquot
Creators: Arlette Zylberberg, Claude Waringo, Fabienne Tsaï, Fabienne Vonier, Patrick Quinet, Jacques Fieschi, Yukio Mishima
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/07/1999
Original Release Date: 02/26/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 02/26/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

School of flesh | Canada | 12/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this film! An older woman falls for the passionate eyes of a young bartender. She becomes a prisoner of her desires for his love. The aloof, yet caring and secretive persona of the young gentleman only adds to the anquish she experiences as love emotionally tears at their identities. The plot has interesting twists and turns. A good departure from hollywood."
Deliciously Forbidden
Dorian M. | Pasadena, CA United States | 01/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"''L'Ecole de la Chair'' (School of Flesh), a candidly modern take on the search for intimacy, is the basis for a sensuous, sexy, and painfully passionate love affair between an older woman and a younger man. Dominique (Isabelle Huppert), a career-minded, well-off older woman meets Quentin (Vincent Martinez), a young street hustler with a mysterious background. From the start, and in spite of herself, Dominique responds to Quentin's obvious signs of interest, and they strike up a ''deal'': an affair, with no strings attached. Watch as these two beautifully sad beings duel for control and fight to entrap one another. Do they have a chance at love? I'll never tell! A subtle yet powerful movie, with characters you'll never forget. Quintessentially French in many ways, this is a fabulous dramatization of Yukio Mishima's Japanese novel (roughly translated as ''School of Love''), adapted to modern-day France. ''The School of Flesh'' will not be liked by everyone, of course, but if you're looking for a quiet, painstaking anatomy of the intricacies of heterosexual love, especially of the May-December variety, this is the movie for you. Buy it TODAY! This is a difficult DVD to locate. For movies that explore a similar topic with various settings and characters, also check out these movies: Indochine, Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter), Nettoyage à sec (Dry Cleaning), Entre Nous (also with Isabelle Huppert)."
Tito Sierra | 07/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Isabelle Huppert and Vincent Martinez are superbly cast as victims of co-dependence. School of Flesh inverts the older-man young-woman theme and flavors it with contemporary nuances. Here we have an affluent older woman who gets off on the power money afford her, and a younger ambitious young man who prostitutes himself in more ways than one. This is no doubt a moral tale, though thankfully the director allows the viewer to make up his own mind about who abuses and who is abused, who is good and who is bad. The final scene is devastating, perhaps the best I've seen of films in this genre. Also, Isabelle Huppert is stunning--you may fall in love with her."
More French Sexual Alienation!
emperor_elagabalus | Jacksonville, Florida USA | 07/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A beautifully crafted film. Isabelle Huppert's acting is stunning. Her tears seem so authentic and she is given a strong, 3-dimensional role in this one. The wonderful story of a relationship between a bisexual prostitute and a more mature woman. Was it doomed to fail? Probably. But was it real? Yep. A good film to get lost in."