Comedy of Power
|Comedy of Power|
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Produced by||Françoise Galfré|
|Written by||Claude Chabrol
|Music by||Matthieu Chabrol|
|Edited by||Monique Fardoulis|
|Box office||$8.8 million|
Comedy of Power (French: L'Ivresse du pouvoir) is a 2006 French drama film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Isabelle Huppert. The French title, which sums up the whole story, means “drunk with power”.
Humeau, head of a major state-owned company, is arrested for abuse of funds and interrogated by the implacable prosecutor, Jeanne Charmant-Killman. As she uncovers more and more hidden corruption, implicating politicians and foreign powers, both subtle and brutal methods are used to stop her. Intoxicated with the power of rooting out evil, her private life disintegrates and after an apparent suicide attempt her unhappy husband ends up in intensive care. At the hospital she sees Humeau, another man whose health is broken by his ordeal. The audience is left to wonder how many more victims she will amass or whether she will herself succumb to the increasing pressure.
- Isabelle Huppert as Jeanne Charmant-Killman
- François Berléand as Michel Humeau
- Patrick Bruel as Jacques Sibaud
- Marilyne Canto as Erika
- Robin Renucci as Philippe Charmant-Killman
- Thomas Chabrol as Félix
- Jean-François Balmer as Boldi
- Pierre Vernier as President Martino
- Jacques Boudet as Descarts
- Philippe Duclos as Jean-Baptiste Holéo
- Roger Dumas as René Lange
- Jean-Christophe Bouvet as Me Parlebas
- Stéphane Debac as The cop
- John Arnold as Man in Jaguar #1
- Jacques Bouanich as Prison Guard
- Benoît Charpentier as Economics Journalist
- Jacky Nercessian
- JP. "L\'Ivresse du pouvoir (Comedy of Power) (2006)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- Scott, A. O. "NY Times: Comedy of Power". NY Times. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
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