Riveting despite being a quiet movie. The best of French intellectualism without the preciosity. Mathieu Amalric brilliantly leads a terrific cast. Direction manages to be both haunting and bold with stark cuts and provocative narrative jumps. The theme of guilt is multi-textured—sins of the father, sins of the bystander, sins of the dissimulators who re-enact old crimes draped in new uniforms.