Marc, a professor of literature, is known as a serial seducer. He lives in a mountain chalet with his hyper-stylish sister Marianne (Karin Viard). A few days after the disappearance of Barbara, his most brilliant student and latest conquest, Anna (Maïwenn) appears hoping to find her daughter.
In Amalric’s brilliant portrayal of the conflicted Marc we begin to question his innocence. The snow-covered landscapes and the university building (the Rolex, Lausanne) with its numerous large apertures and slopes, serve as metaphores for Marc’s mind and apparent memory loss. (MPR)
Special Presentation, Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Director’s Note: Mathieu Amalric reunites with the Larrieu brothers (To Paint or Make Love) in this disquieting ‘comedy-love-thriller’.
Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).