This pedantic May-December romance has an older career woman (Huppert) lusting after the bartender (Martinez) at a gay dance club. Based on a novel by Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, this French flick is one long push-pull of two disparate people on completely different trajectories. Huppert's a Paris fashion executive set in her ways and very rigid.
Then again, so is studboy Martinez--at least where it counts. Problem is, you know how this one will ultimately end before it even begins. Quelle predictable! That wouldn't be so bad if the conclusion didn't take longer to play out than Napoleon's retreat from Moscow.