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A moody French melodrama drenched in darkness, Claire Denis’ 2013 Cannes entry is a slow glimpse at the depths people sink to when the things they love are threatened. Marco (Vincent Lindon) unravels a conspiracy in the wake of his brother-in-law’s death when he returns to Paris and begins an affair with his neighbour (Chiara Mastroianni).

After discovering his niece (Lola Créton) has been hospitalised with horrific injuries, he sets out to punish whoever inflicted them. A soupy nightmare of grim scenes, Denis’ 12th feature film is light on plot but hauntingly atmospheric.

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