The Role of Her Life Movie Review Summary

Actors: Agnès Jaoui, Karin Viard, Jonathan Zaccaï

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THE ROLE OF HER LIFE (le Rôle de sa vie) was co-written and directed by François Favrat in 2004.
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Claire Rocher is a would-be writer, retiring and introspective, working halftime for a women's magazine. One day, she makes the acquaintance of Elisabeth Becker, a well-known French actress, who notices and appreciates her discretion. Both women start to regularly see each other and, after a few weeks, Elisabeth asks Claire to come with her to Spain as her personal secretary. The journalist can't be happier as Elisabeth's flamboyance allows her to stay unnoticed in the shadow of the actress.

Unfortunately for Claire, Elisabeth also seduces Mathias Curval, Claire's secret love, who soon becomes the new boy-friend of the actress. Claire, who's still clouded by Elisabeth's personality, accepts this situation and goes on serving her. But Elisabeth Becker is now getting tired of Claire's obsequious servility and, paradoxically, becomes more and more angry when Claire captivates the attention of her friends.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Lover is...    -   someone really famous Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Spain City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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