Emilie is a French-Taiwanese girl in her late 20s or early 30s who hates her call-center job. But as we get to know Emilie, we get a sense that maybe she likes the lack of responsibility that comes with low-entry jobs. She soon meets Camille, a high school teacher, who becomes her roommate. They have sex. Camille soon meets Nora, who returns to Paris to resume her grad school education. Nora is mistaken for Amber, an internet porn celebrity. Three girls and a boy – They’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
The latest film from French auteur Jacques Audiard (A PROPHET), comes a unique adaptation of short stories from “Killing and Dying,” by famed cartoonist Adrian Tomine. The script, co-written by another famed auteur Celine Sciamma (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) “frenchifies” Tomine’s work into a sensual and sexy triptych. Shot in beautiful black and white, it also serves as a spiritual sequel to LA HAINE, but with aimless thirtysomethings finding their path in a sex positive, millennial world. The film’s individual stories may be intently meandering at times, but it is made up in spades with the actors’ chemistry.