Despite The Night

Rotterdam IFF 2016
Berlinale Critics' Week 2016

Despite The Night

A Film by Philippe Grandrieux

2016 - France - Erotic Drama - 154 min.

with Paul Hamy , Roxane Mesquida , Kristian Marr & Ariane Labed

Language: French
Produced by Catherine Jacques

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

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