The Girl from Monaco \nFabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgoin\nDirector: Anne Fontaine The title might suggest otherwise, but Anne Fontaine's 2008 film is actually about a man: it's the story of high-flying Parisian lawyer Bertrand (Fabrice Luchini, right), whose efforts to defend a Monegasque tycoon's mother against a murder charge are put into jeopardy by the appearance of frivolous local weathergirl Audrey (Louise Bourgoin). Besotted by the young woman's electric sexuality and earthly charms, the attorney's restrained veneer gradually melts away as he struggles to perform his professional duties - until his equally reticent bodyguard (Roschdy Zem) comes to the rescue. Compared to her subsequent film, Coco before Chanel, Fontaine delivers a chamber piece thriving in subtlety. Luchini and Zem give excellent turns, as they help in gradually unleashing the repressed emotions within and between the odd couple. Bourgoin's flashy performance, meanwhile, provides an antidote to the men's traits but is ultimately a cipher with which Fontaine reveals the traits that define her male counterparts. Spiced with the odd comical moments, The Girl from Monaco is quietly engaging, with Fontaine paving the way for a denouement that reveals all about where the real love story lies. Extras: Making-of featurette, trailer.