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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
While its two credible leads are certainly up to the challenge, there's a relentless claustrophobia that prevents the film from taking on a fully dimensional life of its own.
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Todeschini has the most physically demanding role, with a gaunt face and ravaged body that utterly convinces of the brutality of the ailment.
Son Frère is hushed, clinical, grimly paced, and moving.
Chéreau's film is an unsentimental, almost uninflected, account of a preparation for death, told with a painful clarity that eventually bleeds into compassion.
Stringent, clinical and almost unbearably moving.
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