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Mrs. Hyde(Madame Hyde)

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France, Belgium · 2018
1h 35m
Director Serge Bozon
Starring Isabelle Huppert, José Garcia, Romain Duris, Guillaume Verdier
Genre Comedy, Fantasy

Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different -- it's as if she is transformed into another person. Will she now be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

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The Hollywood Reporter by Boyd van Hoeij

Eccentric and occasionally hilarious, this is yet another uniquely Bozonian creation, which this time explores the transmission of ideas between teachers and students and the tricky notion that our good side might not necessarily be our best side after all.


IndieWire by Eric Kohn

It’s a fascinating role in an uneven but frequently insightful movie riddled with amusing asides and enigmatic developments, partly because Huppert doesn’t undergo a radical transformation. Instead, she subtly finds herself at war with her inner confidence, and it’s often hard to tell which side has the upper hand.


The New York Times by Jeannette Catsoulis

Whenever the movie tries to say something insightful about racial integration — or education, or any number of issues — it backs off or bogs down. It’s so tonally and ideologically unfocused that its ideas just slip away.


CineVue by John Bleasdale

Character and psychology aren't really the point here. Bozon's world is one of adult grotesquerie splatting against the wall of youthful hostility.


The A.V. Club by Mike D'Angelo

Like Bozon’s other films, Mrs. Hyde just comes across as randomly odd, throwing together a bunch of disparate, individually intriguing elements and hoping they’ll add up to something cohesive and satisfying. As usual, they don’t.


The New Yorker by Richard Brody

Serge Bozon’s sharply political comedy—a giddily imaginative reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale—stars Isabelle Huppert, who revels in its sly blend of dissonant humor, intellectual fervor, and macabre violence.

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