Picl | Passion Simple
"Since last September, all I’ve done is wait for a man..."
Hélène is single mother of a son, living in Paris, teaching literature at the university. When she meets the Russian Embassy official Alexandre, there immediately is sexual attraction. In a heated affair, her surly Russian lover makes extended house calls, during which they roughly fornicate in every imaginable position, on every available surface. Hélène falls deeply in love with Alexandre, and becomes more and more obsessed with him, particularly because he refuses to talk to her, to share anything but his body with her. Hélène starts losing her grip at work, pays less attention to her son and slowly becomes absorbed by maddening desire.
PASSION SIMPLE is a sensual psychological drama that's based on the eponymous bestseller by Annie Ernaux. Laetitia Dosch (JEUNE FEMME and MON ROI) and ballet dancer Sergei Polunin (MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and WHITE CROW) play the leads wonderfully.