Bruno Dumont couldn’t care less about conventional cinematic beauty.
His actors are ordinary-looking, devoid of make-up, and he shoots his films in the flattest, dullest region of Northern France.
He doesn’t spoon-feed his audience either.
His latest concerns a taciturn outsider (David Dewaele) in a rural coastal community who casually kills anyone he disapproves of, yet is treated as some kind of miracle worker by the locals.
It’s refreshing to find a filmmaker so utterly unconcerned with ingratiating himself.
Extras include an intriguing discussion between Dumont and his sound engineer.