A gut-wrenching and harrowing movie about the madness and destructive nature of obsession, love and passion. The director spares us nothing when taking us into the tunnel of despair and the actors are more than game in realizing his vision. Production design, photography and score all underline the drab and sad realism with aplomb. A movie you might not enjoy but rather endure. Still it´s impossible to look away!
Despite being a free adaptation of the real-life Honeymoon Killers Du Welz makes the story his own, and gives us an unflinching look at psychopathy, and co-dependence. Truly upsetting, and powerful. And while Du Welz's usual stylistics are restrained here when they do pop up it is to masterfully share the characters pathology with our own as viewers of such horrors, and it is riveting.
FNC '14 Fabrice Du Welz modernizes the story of the 'honeymoon killers' with this striking, often demented tale of obsessive love and carnage. While not as affecting as Ripstein's 'Deep Crimson' Du Welz makes the tale his own with a strong script, a touch of whimsy and an incredible turn by Lola Duenas. Cinematography by Manu Dacosse (Amer, Strange Colour) is exceptional as well. Strong ending open to examination.