Franco-German director Dominik Moll returns with another darkly funny thriller that explores the seamier side of middle-class life in the French countryside. Two depressive farmers, an unfaithful wife, a lovelorn waitress and an African con artist are each related in some way to the disappearance of a glamorous housewife (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi). A stylishly-shot and elegantly structured slow-burn, revealing the secret connections between fascinating and disparate characters, the film finds Moll at the height of his storytelling powers and working with his finest cast to date, including an astonishing Denis Ménochet. This compelling mystery moves expertly toward an unexpectedly moving and surprising denouement.
★★★★ "Moll has given us this audacious, witty and absorbing mystery thriller, a tale of adultery and amour fou with a gamey touch of the macabre" - Peter Bradshaw's Film Of The Week, The Guardian
★★★★ "A dark little trifle, whipped up from the sad, strange business of being human." - Danny Leigh, Financial Times