Paul has just bought a charming waterfront hotel in France, putting himself in debt for the next 10 years. Setting to work with his beautiful wife, and a child soon on the way, Paul becomes suspicious of his partner after catching her in ambiguous situations with the hotel guests.
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s notorious script comes violently alive in Chabrol’s daring reworking, where the titillating heat of the summer coils into a vortex of destructive jealousy. Emmanuelle Béart magnificently commands the screen as the transgressive object of desire that exposes male hypocrisies.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Michael Haneke, 2007, France