Lionel is a train driver. A widower he has brought up his only daughter Jos''phine since she was very small. Today she's a young woman. They live side by side living in each other's pockets in a protective cocoon from the outside world. For Lionel everything in his life revolves around his daughter and for Jos''phine her world is her father. Little by little Lionel realises that time has passed and perhaps the time has come for them both to move on and find their independence.
Shane (Vincent Gallo) and his new wife June (Tricia Vessey) are newlyweds honeymooning in Paris. Although happy their relationship becomes strained when Shane secretly visits the medical clinic where he was once involved in experimental research on the human libido. Before long the effect of his research becomes terrifyingly obvious and Shane seeks self-exile in a desperate effort to find a cure. All the while Core (Beatrice Dalle) a Parisian woman preys upon the men she lures with the promise of sexual gratification. This extreme behaviour mirrors Shane's own base instincts and their mutual desire for carnal violence suggests a deep-seated bond which must be consolidated. Soon the two will enter a realm of experience far beyond anything they have known... Raw poetic and powerful Claire Denis' extraordinary film explores the dark side in a way that no other film before it ever dared!
A mysterious loner tries to buy a new heart on the black market in this French drama.
A classic example of obscure art house European cinema, Trouble Every Day is a sordid, shocking and often indecipherable examination of sexual depravity and violence. This is a deliberately difficult film--it is a full 15 minutes before anyone utters a line of dialogue--and director Claire Denis has created a world that offers the viewer little in the way of respite throughout the 90-minute duration. Both Vincent Gallo and Beatrice Dalle turn in their standard cult movie performances (long silences, staring into the distance) but in truth there are few actors so well suited to a piece of work such as this. Trouble Every Day is not for the casual viewer, suited more to real aficionados of the genre who are prepared to be challenged, shaken and more than a little appalled by every twist in the gruesome plot. --Phil Udell
On a morning like any other a powerful business man Stanislas Graff is kidnapped outside his luxurious apartment building by a gang of thugs. From there begins a terrifying ordeal that will last for several weeks. Despite being tortured and humiliated Graff resists his captors. He accepts his fate without complaint. Cut off from the world receiving only glimpses of information from his captors Graff fails to understand why nobody is willing to pay the ransom. Outside his world is falling to pieces as details of his personal life are revealed. All he had managed to keep private; his affairs his gambling debts his shady dealings are exposed by the police investigation and media frenzy. Friends and family begin to discover that the real Stanislas Graff may not be the man they thought they knew...
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