Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

20161 h 45 min
Overview

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

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Director Olivier Assayas
Runtime 1 h 45 min
Release Date 19 October 2016
Details
Movie Rating Not that bad

Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a personal shopper in Paris for Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten), a celebrity. She travels to European capitals to shop for her, buying clothes, accessories and jewels. Her twin brother Lewis recently died from a heart attack; they shared the same genetic heart problem. They were both interested in spiritism and believed they had connections to the spirit world.

Maureen stays overnight at her late brother’s home, hoping for a sign from him from the other side. His girlfriend, Lara (Sigrid Bouaziz), wants to sell the mansion and the buyers want Maureen to find out if the mansion is free from evil spirits. During her discussion with the potential buyers, Maureen discovers the artist Hilma af Klint whose paintings were inspired by messages from the spirit world. Maureen video chats with her boyfriend, Gary (Ty Olwin), who is on a contract job in Oman.

At Kyra’s apartment, Maureen meets and talks with Kyra’s lover, Ingo (Lars Eidinger), who tells her Kyra is planning to break up with him, as she’s afraid her husband will discover their relationship. She spends another night at Lewis’s home, and has another encounter with the ‘presence’, which turns on house faucets. She asks Lewis to talk with her, and discovers that her artwork has been scratched out. A specter of a woman appears and flies through the house before vomiting and disappearing. Maureen flees from the house.

On her way to London to pick up clothing for Kyra, Maureen receives a series of text messages from an unknown number, which she suspects is her late brother Lewis. The sender toys with Maureen, and encourages her to try on Kyra’s clothes, which she has been forbidden to do. They also leave her a room key for a hotel. When she visits the room, no one is there, but when she checks at the front desk, she discovers the room is booked in her name…

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