One little nugget for discussion: Is Emmanuelle Devos really that hot?
To which I can only say, huh? I will bow to nobody save Chris Stults in my admiration of Devos as an actress, but is she even supposed to be hot?
I've always thought Desplechin positioned her as a kind of more prosaic ("Leda" allusion aside) alternative to the more conventionally beautiful Marianne Denicourt (photo right) or even my own eccentric favorite, Chiara Mastrioanni.
Sorry to get all Maxim here, but Devos' plainness always seemed to me to be integral to the kind of roles she plays, especially in My Sex Life. And it is too a valid question -- my understanding of My Sex Life would be completely different if Devos is meant to be an consensus "hot" type.