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After witnessing her mother’s suicide attempt, the young Mimi moves in temporarily with her aunt Solange in a council flat in the suburbs of Paris. But from the first night on, her sleep is disturbed by the arrival of Solange’s boyfriend, Jean-Pierre.
Stylishly shot by Gaspar Noé in sickly shades of yellow and green, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s bracing debut frankly deals with the taboo subject of child abuse. Eluding cheap sensationalism, this uneasy yet poignant mid-length feature resounds with empathy for the lost children of an apathetic world.