La Daronne ***
The book is much better than the movie due to the form, we could have a much more detailed understanding of the background of the stories.
The book is written by someone who truly worked in the police service, she explained the turmoil of working at such a job.
In the movie, Isabelle Huppert who plays the haggered interpreter is too cool. Her expressions are that of a down graded life style of a white bourgeoise woman. Things are oh, no problem. No tension in her face. Like the cool woman who is playing at big time dealing.
Good actrice, but no sweat acting.
All the rich details of Asian population in a large building, the holdups at Asian weddings etc its all there, just a swift mention and the story moves onto the next step.
I liked it, as a catalogue of scenes.
The movie if treated with less entertainment oriented goals who have done the story justice.
But the author of the book also has written it as a polar - as a whodunnit book.
Its not about turmoil of anybody, its about entertainment.