La Lectrice - 1988 - 6/10
AKA - The Reader
After Constance reads aloud to her husband, she realizes she has a talent and advertises.
Soon, she has regular customers, wanting her to read aloud to them.
The injured, the blind, others with mental or emotional peculiarities.
As she reads from Maupassant, de Sade, Baudelaire, her imagination begins to mix worlds.
Characters in the book blend with her listeners, and with herself.
One can get quickly lost, unless you simply “go with it.”
Some nudity, sex-lite, but not much. Not soft-core (nowadays) as others have said.
Book readers, especially French Lit, seek this out.