Mascarade (English Subtitles)
Set on the French Riviera and featuring a ‘who’s who’ of French acting talent, Nicolas Bedos’ terrific thriller will have you guessing at every plot twist and turn.
terrific thriller will have you guessing at every plot twist and turn. After his dancing career is
cut short by a motorcycle accident, gigolo Adrien (Pierre Niney) spends his time on the Riviera, where he is supported by former movie star Martha (Isabelle Adjani). His life takes a new turn when he meets the beautiful con-artist Margot (Marine Vacth, fabulous).
Together, they come up with a dark plan to set themselves free from the bonds preventing a new life together… ‘Love makes fools of everyone in “Masquerade” (“Mascarade”). Nicolas Bedos’ elaborate, spider’s web of intrigue and betrayal trails a twisty, double-dealing thriller around the tangled emotions of a tragic romance… It is a much darker prospect than the heart-warming charmer “La Belle Époque” (2019), but the satisfyingly slippery storytelling played to the hilt by an all-star cast promises a similar commercial success.’—Allan Hunter, Screen