The most difficult of Claire Denis' films. Difficult to watch, to understand, to accept, yet obviously excellent. I will need to watch it a second time; all of Denis' films deserve a second viewing (at least). Image by Agnes Godard. Co-stars Chiara Mastroianni, daughter of of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni. Do not expect "light entertainment".
The obscurantist plotting seems forced and a little desperate, particularly since its radicalism isn't complemented by the visuals, which are a bit bland and conventional by Denis' standards. Honestly it feels like the guessing and deduction games are just there to hold our attention and spice up what seems to be overzealous miserablism and a story mainly notable for its nods to High and Low and Faulkner.