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Charlotte Rampling: The Look 2011

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Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling is "the perfect confluence of brains and beauty" (Time Out New York) and THE LOOK is the entrancing documentary that brings you into intimate contact with both. Director Angelina Maccarone has Rampling engage in candid conversations with many of her closest friends, including author Paul Auster and photographer Juergen Teller. Very much at ease with these old acquaintances, Rampling reveals her views on aging, beauty, desire and death with disarming frankness. Often these conversations veer into the questions raised by her films, like the taboo sexuality of THE NIGHT PORTER and MAX MON AMOUR or the tough moral choices of Sidney Lumet's THE VERDICT. This "haunting and captivating" (Los Angeles Times) portrait was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival and features clips from many of Rampling's films (including Woody Allen's STARDUST MEMORIES and François Ozon's SWIMMING POOL), showing the breadth and depth of her talent. THE LOOK is a revelatory documentary that deeply explores the mind and work of one of the greatest artists of the past forty years.

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This is a film that documents vulnerability to a point of complete rawness that is absolutely intriguin . It is captivating because you see a form of humanity that is rarely shown in popular culture at the moment.

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This is a film that documents vulnerability to a point of complete rawness that is absolutely intriguin . It is captivating because you see a form of humanity that is rarely shown in popular culture at the moment.

2 members like this review

Beautiful documentary about a woman of remarkable freedom.

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Fascinating reminiscences with a striking actress who seems to have forged her own path.

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Charlotte and I crossed paths several times when I was growing up. She was in her world, but we met in a few of her films. I always felt attracted to her though I didn't think she was pretty. Now I understand. She useswords, words like "I'm a creature",

'I trust my animal instinct , my animal intelligence." She is an animal. She is who she is. A philosopher. Someone wise, who says you cannot love, unless you love life. The film helped me understand her and her craft. I can't really say what I got from this film, but I'm very glad I watched it. As she said. she is not sexy, but she is sensual. Amen.

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A fascinating series of conversations featuring one of the most intriguing and intelligent actresses of our time and some of her most interesting friends.

If you like and care about the aging Charlotte Rampling: why she hasn't had facial surgery, etc, then you'll MAYBE like this.

I love this. Her particular personality comes through strongly, and I it's refreshing to see her real self, intelligent, as she says, no longer going after people lusting after her, just being herself. Vulnerable, fiesty, playful.

 

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