Huppert plays Frédérique an attractive young redhead who, out of boredom and resentment that her womanizer father and friends molest young women in their hideaway chalet, leaves her father’s country trout farm to come to Paris. There, she marries a suicidal gay man, Galuchat.
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Wow, that dude from "Un homme qui dort" is married to Isabelle Huppert? AND Jean-Pierre Cassel and Jeanne Moreau?! Unfortunately, Losey drops the ball here.. Notions of sexual repression, rabidity, and role-play, concepts that continually unfold and explode in his masterpiece "The Servant," are so utterly comprehensive here that the viewer falls asleep at the wheel. Still, Huppert stuns. 2.5