Earlier this week ‘Chloé‘ was released on DVD in France (Buy). The TV movie from 1996 comes with no extras and no subtitles – just the plain film in the original French language. The movie was hard to come by up until now and no doubt because of Marion Cotillard’s recent Oscar win France 2 decided to release this film on DVD now.
Note how the DVD cover reads “Marion Cotillard, Oscar and César for Best Actress in ‘La Vie en Rose’, in her first role. Featuring the music of ‘L’hymne à l’amour’ by Edith Piaf”. It must be stated however, that although Chloé was indeed one of Marion’s first roles it was not the first. That’d be the role of Lori Bellian in an episode of ‘Highlander’ – also directed by Chloé director Dennis Berry.
I’ve had a low quality version of the movie for a while but never managed to make screencaptures from it. Now that the film is available on DVD I couldn’t resist buying it even though I have to admit that this is my absolute least favourite movie out of Marion’s resumee. Nontheless, she gives a very strong, powerful and harrowing performance, really remarkable – especially considering she was only just 20 years old at the time and at the beginning of her acting career.