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New Trailer and Poster for Period Romance CURIOSA, Starring Noémie Merlant

Merlant is at it again.

After Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Jumbo, Noémie Merlant is becoming known for movies about taboo romances. The trend continues in director Lou Jeunet's Curiosa.

Merlant plays Marie, a woman who finds herself torn between two lovers in late 19th century Paris.

The cast also includes Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camelia Jordana, Amira Casar, Mathilde Warnier, Mélodie Richard, Scali Delpeyrat and Emilien Diard-Detoeuf.

Curiosa is on US VOD from August 13th. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noemie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire), the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography.

One year later, Marie still has weak feelings for her husband and Pierre comes back to Paris with Zohra. As soon as Marie hears the news, she rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography. They will build their future selves by transgressing the established codes, how far will they go?

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