When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.
|Actors:||Maria Palm , Ed Skrein , Charlotte Tomaszewska , Marco Ilsø , Thierry Hancisse , Virgile Bramly , Claire Tran , Dominic Allburn , David L. Price , Mehdi Senoussi , Yvonnick Muller , Christian Abart|
The film unapologetically warns us at every turn that fashion is nothing but a business, fueled by naiveté and rape.Slant Magazine Full Review
Matthiesen offers no easy answers, but The Model paints a decidedly unglamorous picture, while pulling back the curtain on the exploitative realities of the business.Los Angeles Times Full Review
The descent into melodrama in the final act increases the tension but, in relying on some unexpected actions by several characters, also damages the film’s credibility.Screen International Full Review
The screenplay by Matthiessen and co-writers Martin Pieter Zandvliet and Anders Frithiof August is compelling up until the melodramatic, credulity-straining final act, although the characters, apart from Emma, feel underdeveloped.Variety Full Review
Mr. Matthiesen seems as if he might have been trying to make an indictment of sexism and exploitation in the fashion world, but if so he doesn’t hit the theme nearly hard enough.The New York Times Full Review
Even as a late night Netflix viewing for fashion aficionados who enjoy a scandalous bit of melodramatic trash, The Model doesn’t offer anything new, interesting, or engaging.The Playlist Full Review