|Screenplay:||Patrice Chéreau , Anne-Louise Trividic|
|Staring:||Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Hugues Anglade, Gilles Cohen, Hiam Abbass|
|Music:||Eric Neveux, Guillaume Sciamma|
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Daniel, 35, seems fairly busy with his job as a building worker. And if his existence at first appears to be a solitary one, we come to understand that he has a tormented relationship for three years with Sonia, a woman he seems to both love and loathe, but can't get enough of. This troubled affair gets challenged, though very indirectly, when out of nowhere a mysterious man shows up in his apartment. What Daniel believes to be a one-time event starts happening more and more. Maybe the harmless persecution could turn into an opportunity for the self-absorbed Daniel to eventually consider the others… As was his wont, Patrice Chéreau is brilliant and clever in provocatively putting to the screen complex human interactions; the photography of Yves Cape is superb.
Patrice Chéreau is a prodigy of French theatre. Besides being a film director, he’s also an opera director and actor. He debuted in film in 1975 with La chair de l’orchidée, and caused a scandal at Cannes with L’homme blessé (1982). Chéreau shot adaptations of Dumas’s Queen Margot (1994), and Hanif Kureishi’s Intimacy (2000, Golden Bear in Berlin). His filmography also includes Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (1998) and Gabrielle (2005).