La Daronne (N/C 15+)
Dir Jean Paul Salomé
A French-Arabic police translator (played by the inimitable Isabelle Huppert) specialises in phone tapping for the anti-narcotics unit. The job is tough and low-paid, but the Chief Inspector (Hippolyte Girardot) is charming. One day, while listening in to drug dealers, she discovers that one of them is the son of her mother’s devoted carer. She decides to protect him and infiltrates a huge drug trafficking network. When, with the help of her new partner former police dog DNA, she discovers a huge haul of cannabis, she uses the opportunity to her advantage, becoming the Mama Weed in the title.
Cast Isabelle Huppert, Hippolyte Girardot, Liliane Rovere
Director Jean-Paul Salomé | 2020 | France | 104 mins | Int sales Le Pacte
“Huppert’s performance is as compelling as it is compassionate.”
– IonCinema –