Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Deneuve Glows in Film Noir.

Byline: The Dark JONATHAN RICHARDS For the Journal

There are great pleasures to "Place Vendome," a silkily adult thriller set in the murky world of precious stones, and none is greater, silkier or more adult that the presence of the great Catherine Deneuve. As beautiful in her late 50s as she was in her early 20s, Deneuve has long since justified the Best Actress awards she won as a newcomer in "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in 1964.

She has never been better than she is here as Marianne Malivert, the dipsomaniac wife (and, before too long, widow) of the head of one of the great jewelry firms of Paris' famed Place Vendome. When we first meet her, she's virtually a full-time resident of a private alcohol clinic. …

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