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Writer-director Francois Delisle's third feature fails to make even its heroine's myriad faults interesting.

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With: Anne-Marie Cadieux, Laurent Lucas, Marc Beland, Raphael Dury, Jean-Francois Casabonne, Eve Cournoyer, Marie-France Lambert, Michele Rossignol.

It’s tricky to build movies around insufferable characters — and writer-director Francois Delisle’s third feature fails to make even its heroine’s myriad faults interesting. “You” (“Me, Me, Me” would be more apt) stars Anne-Marie Cadieux as a glam, moody Montreal woman who abandons husband and child for a lover, yet still feels “empty.” Offering scant insight into a dislikable central figure, this drama has little appeal beyond some labored sex scenes. It opened on Quebec screens Aug. 31, just after its Montreal fest premiere; wider travel seems unlikely.

Michele (Cadieux) has grown coldly distant from spouse Paul (Laurent Lucas) and is a neglectful, disinterested mother to 8-year-old Manu (Raphael Dury). Ostensible reason is Thomas (Marc Beland), with whom she has frequent, vigorous if unconvincing coitus. (The actors kiss like guppies gasping for air — is faking a little tongue so hard?) But when she leaves her distraught family, she “feels trapped” with Thomas, too. Is Michele suffering a midlife crisis? A nervous breakdown? Pic provides no clue, leaving auds stuck with a bitterly self-absorbed, shallow protag whose hold over men seems inexplicable. Package is OK, if visually rather drab.

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Production: A K-Films Amerique (in Canada) release of a Films 53/12 production. Produced by Francois Delisle. Executive producer, Joceline Genest. Directed, written by Francois Delisle.

Crew: Camera (color, Sony HD-to-35mm), Sylvaine Dufaux; editor, Pascale Paroissien; music, Eve Cournoyer, New Electric Dog, the States; production designers, Louise Cova, Eric Bernard. Reviewed at Montreal World Film Festival (competing), Aug. 27, 2007. Original title: Toi. Running time: 87 MIN.

With: With: Anne-Marie Cadieux, Laurent Lucas, Marc Beland, Raphael Dury, Jean-Francois Casabonne, Eve Cournoyer, Marie-France Lambert, Michele Rossignol.

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