***Love crime story following the effects of the irrational attraction between a man and a woman in a small town.
Dense interplay of action planes from the same character create a work that demands all attention and pays back in terms of arousing curiosity.
- Poetry of intense crosscutting matching the undetermined path of events in the lives of lovers gone rogue;
- Great minimalistic mise en scene and framing create separate layers for Amalric’s intense gaze;
- No final resolution; character motives hover on the line between sexual tension, small town boredom and adulthood’s borderless horizon;
- In the beginning La Chambre Bleue is the lover’s meeting place; in the end it’s the courtroom where they’re being tried.
Mathieu Amalric is a bomb, a French Klaus Kinski.