Le masque

Despite the Night

A Film by Philippe Grandrieux

Technical details : 2016 - France - Erotic Drama - - 154 min.

Cast : Roxane Mesquida, Kristian Marr, Ariane Labed, Paul Hamy

Languages : French

Producers : Catherine Jacques

SYNOPSIS

English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive Héléne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, Héléne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw carnality.

Rotterdam IFF 2016

Berlinale Critics' Week 2016

SYNOPSIS

English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive Héléne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, Héléne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw carnality.

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