Incredible moments of ambiguity! When a man divides two women in lust, all actions that play him like a face in a game of poker reveal the multiplicity in motivations. Sassard's character is given the name "Why," which emphasizes the layered answer to vague boundaries of emotions and desires. When Frederique seduces Why's male fling Paul, it is as much about jealousy as it is to reveal the ludicrous nature of men.
I did not watch it at the time it came out, so much of the startling content was lost on me. It's all about context for these type of films that try to deal with shocking subject matter. The way I saw it was a standard melodrama, which I don't care for.
Wasn't that bad, but I would have wanted to get a better glimps at the two females and their mental disposition. Could be a great thriller, but is a mediocre drama. I really love the subtle erotic peaks. Very sensual.