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Staunch Test FAIL.

Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a personal shopper who works in Paris for Kyra (Nora Waldstätten), a fashion celebrity. Maureen is also a medium and she is trying to make contact with her brother who died from a congenital heart malformation that she also has. 

Oliver Assayas’ movie is a character study of Maureen. She doesn’t like her job and doesn’t like living in Paris but she has to stay there in order to talk to her brother again.

When she finds out that Kyra has been violently murdered at the end of the movie she realises that she can’t stay in Paris anymore. Her brother is not there or if he is he can’t make contact with her. She is traumatised but relieved at the same time.

Kyra was brutally killed by her lover Ingo (Lars Eidinger). Maureen talks to him in one of the first scenes of the movie and he tells her that he knows she wants to leave him. 

Ingo’s ‘crime of passion’ makes this movie a #StaunchTestFail.

Simona Columbano

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