Catherine Deneuve, the queen of French cinema, is back on the big screen in Bernadette, in theaters since October 4. To mark the release of the film, we invite you to search his filmography in search of his worst film.
Catherine Deneuve, 79, is back in the cinema with Bernadette, a comedy centered on the personality of the wife of former president Jacques Chirac.
When she arrives at the Elysée, Bernadette expects to finally obtain the place she deserves, she who has always worked in the shadow of her husband so that he becomes head of state. Sidelined because it was considered too old-fashioned, the latter then decided to take her revenge by becoming an essential media figure.
A squeaky comedy
On the occasion of the release of this scathing comedy, a satire of the political world of the 90s and 2000s, we offer you a focus on Catherine Deneuve’s worst film according to the AlloCiné spectator ratings. If the actress has become an internationally recognized legend of French cinema, she has not only created masterpieces.
With a rating of 1.2 stars out of 5, The Council of Peter (2006) is the worst film in which Catherine Deneuve starred. The actress played the evil Sybille alongside Monica Bellucci, Sami Bouajila and Elsa Zylberstein. In a surreal sequence, Deneuve transformed into a bear to persecute Bellucci and his son.
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux, the story introduces us to Laura Siprien (Bellucci). She wonders if she’s losing her mind. Nightmares and hallucinations have plunged her into uncontrollable anxiety for several weeks.
Who is his son Liu-San really? Where is he from ? What does the strange mark that appeared on his chest mean? A few days before his 7th birthday, the child is kidnapped. Convinced of knowing where he has been taken, Laura throws herself headlong into a journey to the borders of the strange and the fantastic.
Spectators were not kind to this feature film, which still attracted 206,000 spectators when it was released 17 years ago. “Guillaume Nicloux’s worst film to date!”hammered chrischambers86 in 2016.
“A total mess”
For Amano Jaku, the feature film is “a huge disappointment and a total screw-up while the novel by Jean-Christophe Grange had some potential. Never watch The Council of Peter because it would really waste 100 minutes of your life.”he assures.
The Internet user adds that Catherine Deneuve playing the villains is “as ridiculous as the ones you sometimes find in Disney.”
For its part, Flex07 evokes “a slow pace and a somewhat disjointed storyline. The talent of the actors won’t change anything, The Council of Peter is a failure.” As for titiro, he describes the film as “particularly stupid, boring, unpleasant and bad. Worthy of the worst TV films broadcast on our largest private channel. Of no interest.”
If Peter’s Council is Catherine Deneuve’s worst film according to spectator ratings, certain other works are close behind. For example, Cyprien, with Elie Semoun, is rated 1.4 out of 5. Absolutely Fabuleux, worn by Josiane Balasko, is 1.5 stars. As for Asterix and Obelix: in the service of Her Majesty, it claims a score of 1.7 out of 5.
Conversely, the best Catherine Deneuve film according to your votes is The Last Metro by François Truffaut, tied with La Tête haute by Emmanuelle Bercot (4 out of 5). However, if we want to be nitpicky, the one that really got the best rating is Persepolis (4.1 out of 5) but it is a dubbing role on this animated film.
Will Bernadette beat this record? Answer soon! In the meantime, you can (re)see our Top 5 transformations into bears… with Catherine Deneuve!