Directed by Francois Ozon
Chloé, who works as a guard at a museum in Paris, seeks to shore up her resiliency and enters psychoanalysis. In Paul Meyer, the sensitive patient finds a caring psychiatrist who helps her overcome bouts with depression. Following the end of the treatment, both realize that they have fallen in love. A new chapter begins for Chloé when she and Paul move in together. Yet Chloé soon comes to believe that Paul is keeping a secret. She impulsively visits another psychiatrist, Louis Delord. Spiraling emotional and sexual stakes will push all three of them to extremes, forcing Chloé to take action in order to solve a mystery and save herself.
Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst. After moving in with him, she soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jeremie Renier, Marine Vacth
I can absorb (no pun intended) an artsy French thriller to an extent.. but this one was a little hard to follow and left a lot to the imagination. These types of movies tend to be evasive and metaphorical and this was definitely up there with its vague storyline and artistic parallels between cats and sex and mirrors and guilt. The acting was beautiful, the cinematography was dimensional and provoking, and the storyline was... interesting, but you have to REALLY be paying attention to know wtf is going on. Had to rewind the movie a couple times to really understand what was happening because in some places, the pace is very slow. Picks up about 2/3 of the way in and moves so quickly that you're not sure if the conclusion you came up with in your head is actually what the director wanted you to pick up on or if your brain just threw something together to help you understand what you just watched. Four skulls because the cats were cute and were still alive by the end of the movie
It could have been better. A lot of the film was bland and even sophomoric, but it's possible the writers couldn't decide on what they were trying to do.
the ending was weird but otherwise really interesting.
interesting. good to kill a bit of an afternoon with a little thriller-mystery, a little psycho-sexo-kinkish-imagery . why doesn't shudder get Dead Ringers ?
Was a great psychological movie! Definitely more sexy than scary!