TIFF17. HC/BF get better with each new film. Takes its cue ostensibly from Italian westerns but actually operates in the register of the canonical crime films of Duvivier, Clouzot, and Melville (this is by far the rawest and most violent film they've made to date). As with their previous films, the sex-violence dynamic roasts just under the surface and emerges in painterly digressions. Solid genre cinema, delivers.