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Rating: NR   Released: 2020  Length: 1hr 43min


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Use Promo Code 'lark' to watch for $12
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Virtual Cinema e-Ticket $12
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After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child.

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. When she learns that the bank will foreclose on their home in just a few weeks, she becomes desperate and visits the same escort service that Francois was addicted to in the hopes of finding a way to quickly make some cash and save the apartment. At first reluctant in her new profession, Alice soon begins to thrive with the help of another escort who befriends her, giving Alice both financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt before. But when Francois shows up again at their doorstep, Alice is forced to reconcile between the life she had shared with him and the new one she has built for herself.

Language: In French with English subtitles


WINNER – Grand Jury Award
SXSW 2019

WINNER – Cherry Picks Female First Award
SXSW 2019

“Mesmerizing. It’s rare for cinema to dig this deep into the female psyche.”
– Indiewire

“Magnetic Piponnier makes for a drama with real breakout potential.”
– Screendaily

“Makes the case for Pipponnier to be a movie star. She dominates every frame with a mesmerizing screen presence.”
– Indiewire

“The combination of the magnetic presence of Emilie Piponnier in the title role, and a svelte, unadorned screenplay makes for a watchable drama with real arthouse breakout potential.”
– Screen International

“A brave, morally complicated tale that rests on
Piponnier’s organic performance and Mackerras’ brave
writing and direction.”
– Film Inquiry

“One of the best films of SXSW 2019.”
– Variety

“Mackerras displays a marvelous ability to depict humanity at its most raw with poignance and compassion, creating a story that’s as moving as it is empowering.”
– Glide Magazine

What is a virtual cinema?

A virtual cinema allows for audiences to watch new releases from the comfort and safety of their homes during this unprecedented time while also supporting their temporarily closed local independent theater.


How will my rental support the Lark Theater??

When you use the Lark Theater’s special promo code ‘lark’, you ensure that 50% of net proceeds will go back to us!


How do I watch the film?

Click on the RENT button in the corner of the trailer or just below the trailer on the Vimeo OnDemand page. This will launch a transaction page. Create a free Vimeo account (if you don’t have one) or login with your username and password and enter your payment details and click “apply code”. Make sure to enter Lark Theater’s unique promo code ‘lark’ in the code section at this point and then submit the info.

This process may happen on your theater’s own website, on the Monument Releasing page or Vimeo’s OnDemand page. The transaction process is the same for all locations.  Look for the “pre-order” or “rent” button and make sure to apply Lark Theater’s unique promo code ‘lark’ to receive custom pricing and to support the theater. Then, sit back and enjoy! After you complete your purchase, you will have 72 hours to watch the film before your access expires.


Ok, I’ve rented the film. How do I watch it on my favorite device?

After renting the film, you can watch it on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or use the official Vimeo app on your Apple TV (4th generation), Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung TV, or Google Chromecast. Please note that there is no Vimeo app available for LG Smart TVs. For assistance please email help@monumentreleasing.com


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Is there special content or live Q&A’s?

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