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The young American Maureen (Kristen Stewart) works in Paris as a personal buyer for stars and starlets who lack the time or the desire to shop for clothes and accessories themselves. Maureen is a professional at her job - yet she doesn't see her true calling in him. Rather, it sees itself as a medium that can come into contact with the spirits of the deceased. And there's one she's dying to communicate with: her dead twin brother Lewis. But as much as she searches, she just doesn't get a sign from him. Until one day she receives strange text messages from a suppressed number. Is that Lewis? Or just the somewhat disturbed lover of your current boss? Maureen is driven deeper and deeper into paranoia by the news until it comes to a terrible incident…
After "The Clouds of Sils Maria" the next collaboration of actress Kristen Stewart and director Olivier Assayas comes to the cinemas with "Personal Shopper". The movie is a mixture of mystery, thriller and drama, which has a very special atmosphere, but otherwise can't leave a very good impression. Assayas too often get lost in long sequences that show Maureen shopping, secretly dressing her boss, traveling around, or roaming a house where she's supposed to haunt. This is all nicely filmed, but also radiates a certain irrelevance.
The way in which the two parts of the story - Maureen's work as a buyer and her vocation as a medium - are brought together does not really work. In itself, there are some very strong scenes and well done elements. Lars Eidinger, the greasy lover of Maureen's boss, is really great. And also the locations are really well chosen, as they all have a captivating atmosphere and sometimes even a real character. And finally, Kristen Stewart's game, which is otherwise often described as extremely monotonous and expressionless, is absolutely perfect for this role.
Nevertheless, at the end there remains a certain emptiness in the viewer's mind, which is caused by the numerous tenacious moments, the not exactly brilliant script and the somewhat indecisive-looking direction. It remains a mystery why the director in Cannes received the award. Therefore: Only for loyal fans of the director and lovers of cryptic slowness worth seeing!
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