A heavy misstep from Laugier. Still, if you can see beyond the obvious misogyny, this exhales at being notably rough, harsh and sinister. We're caught on an aggressive loop that serves as a cautionary tale; a nightmarish depiction of trauma; a reflexion on the objectivation of young women (girls as pure porcelain slave dolls); and perhaps an invitation for some men (in this case) to think about their repulsive ways.
After the transgressive Martyrs and subversive The Tall Man Laugier returns with a movie that is so bad and ill advised in its content and execution I could hardly believe my eyes. The movie is a orgy in pointless misogyny and reckless wielding of torture porn tropes and makes me wonder how this even got made. I barely finished it and would advise anyone against watching this crap.
N O N! Can we please for the love of PETE, stop beating up women and raping them for 'cheap thrills' already?!!! - thank you. Bye Laugier, last film I'll ever see directed by you. I'm so done. One star for Mylène Farmer, a reference in my teen years and the female cast which were real heroes.