Posted Tuesday 06 Jul 2021
The effervescent Isabelle Huppert returns in The Godmother, where the gritty realism of Breaking Bad meets the stoner comedy of a Cheech & Chong movie.
Huppert will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear in her performance as Patience Portefeux, a middle-aged police interpreter who switches sides to become a wholesale narcotics trafficker. Armed with her insider knowledge of the law and a striking wardrobe of Hermès scarves, Patience reinvents herself as a drug lord.
As well as delivering laughs, The Godmother is a moving and heartfelt drama about female empowerment. The audience is encouraged to vicariously take delight in Patience’s transformation and gleefully relish the scenes where she dominates her competition in the drug trade and thwarts detection from her colleagues in the police.
Based on the award-winning novel by Hannelore Cayre – who also co-wrote the script – The Godmother is a beautifully crafted blend of French noir, drama and comedy with a triumphant performance by Huppert
The Godmother is in New Zealand cinemas from 15 July, and we have 5 double passes to give away! To be in to win, click here to watch the trailer and then answer the question below.
What drug lord name does Patience give herself?
Write your answer in the subject line of an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm Monday 12 July, 2021.
Winners only will be contacted by email.