Fans of "La Femme Nikita" finally get to see Roy Dupuis emote in this chamber drama. Dupuis plays Yves, a tortured prostitute, who has murdered his lover. The film plays out as a police interrogation, the detective slowing drawing out the harrowing details from Yves.
If you are looking for a police drama with lots of action, this is not the movie for you. If you appreciate intricate character studies, then "Being At Home With Claude" delivers.
Dupuis owns this movie through and through. The film is Yves's confession and largely takes place in one room with just the police detective. In such a restricted setting, Dupuis holds our attention with his ability to convey a variety of different emotions: guilt, anger, love, frustration. His ability to make us care about his character, to feel some sort of empathy, is what makes this excellent film so captivating.