Okay, I'm a sucker for French films. Even more, I'm a sucker for quiet little films that move like a Raymond Carver shortstory and have a resonant ending. No huge climax here, just the bittersweet failure of a May-December romance that never had a chance. Catch The Housekeeper on the Independent Film Channel or rent a copy at your local video store.
I give this 4 1/2 stars.