Devastating. There are contrivances and concessions to sensationalism, but its portrait of vile self-deception guts (certainly not just cut) especially deep. I think it quickly rendered my first encounter with La graine et le mulet two days ago superfluous.
This is the best film of the 21st Century so far. This film will stay with you forever. The truth about human beings and modern values burns through the celluloid and onto your brain. Deeply uncomfortable, unquestionably powerful.