Claire Denis (35 Shots of Rum, Beau Travail) weaves a powerful web of intrigue and macabre menace in this atmospheric neo-noir, as headspinning as The Big Sleep. Marco, a ship’s captain, abandons his post, returning to France when he hears that his sister is in trouble. Her husband has committed suicide, driven to despair by debt repayments to a shadowy businessman and allowing the sexual exploitation of his daughter in lieu of cash. Marco now seeks an intricate revenge. A pulsing original soundtrack enhances the disquieting mood.