ROMANCE, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2022 / 136MINS / MA15+
Just how far will you go to get what you want? Glamour, sex, money and manipulation all combine in a deadly vortex on the unassuming shores of the dreamy Côte d’Azur, as trouble begins to brew beneath the surface of the water. An official selection of Cannes Film Festival 2022, Masquerade follows Adrien (Pierre Niney, Black Box, AF FFF21) an aspiring dancer with an exciting life ahead - his dreams are suddenly dashed when hit with a debilitating injury. Succumbing to laziness, Adrien must rely on his beauty to seduce older, wealthy women who happily support his lavish lifestyle. Our protagonist is content living with doting Martha (Isabelle Adjani, The World Is Yours, AF AFFF19) that is until he meets captivating Margot (Marine Vacth, If You Saw His Heart, AF FFF18), finding her raw beauty and stealthy approach to scheming intoxicating.
Initially offering Adrien advice, Margot invites him to join in on her latest conspiracy, targeting Simon (François Cluzet, The Kitchen Brigade, AF FFF22), a high-end real estate agent who quickly falls for her charms. Seemingly innocent, who would’ve thought that their plan may spiral beyond control? Sexy and oh-so-French, Masquerade is a standout opening night film with plenty of drama and charisma – leaving you reeling and if anything, wanting more...
Nicolas Bedos’ mystery thriller has the suspense and sardonic wit of the Hollywood classics– SCREENDAILY
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2022 - Official Selection