Thursday, 24 August 2017
Anne (Toni Collette) the younger second wife of Bob (Harvey Keitel) is preparing a glamorous dinner party in their Parisian apartment with the Mayor of London and his husband amongst the society guests. The unexpected arrival of her step-son prompts Anne to enlist her maid Mary (Rossy de Palma) to even the numbers and participate in the party disguised as a guest. Anne is aghast when the society guests take a shine to Mary and more so that one of them enters into a romance with her.
'Madame' is a very European comedy of manners and relationships with Paris and surrounds providing delightful background images. All the characters have their frailties but the magnificent and exotic looking de Palma alone retains her dignity throughout.