Eight women at a country estate suspect each of foul play after the house’s owner, Marcel, is found murdered. The telephone line has been cut, the car won’t start and a heavy snowfall keeps the women confined to the grounds.
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Un film desconcertante. Concebida como una torcida obra de teatro musical, plagada de falsas apariencias y enfermizas vueltas de tuerca, esta cinta lleva el sello caracteristico de la notable guionista actriz y directora Marina De Van, a pesar de que el credito principal se lo lleva el reconocido François Ozon. El reparto es de lo màs extraordinario que se ha visto ultimamente.
3,5. A visual gem with such a fine erotic tone spicing it all up. It offers quite an enjoyable story which is pretty fun to follow with all the neurosis and lying and cheating floating about. The ladies work quite well as an evolving group of spiteful, colorful personas.
On the other hand, didn't like the musical sequences, could have worked just fine without them.
The cast is phenomenal. It includes some of the best french actresses, such as Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Isabelle Huppert and Ludivine Sagnier. Also the fact that there is only one male actor (who can only be 'seen' in a few scenes) and besides that just 8 other actresses brings a great atmosphere to this movie. It can focus more on every single character and the story is very exciting.