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A film by Claude Chabrol

2004, 35mm, 110 minutes, French w/ English subtitles



"Deliciously twisted! …(A) deceptively understated and finally ferocious film.”
- New York Times

"Insidiously chilling!” - Boston Globe

"Chills with a sophisticated touch…makes a deep, dark impression.” - New York Newsday

"When the master of French thrillers Claude Chabrol meets the mistress of English suspense fiction Ruth Rendell, the result is a potent if very classic blend. …satisfying … gradually raises the tension until film's final revelation” - Variety

Read Terrence Rafferty's piece about Claude Chabrol in The New York Times.

It’s love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life handsome young Philippe at the wedding of his younger sister. Though their passion for each other is as obvious as it is unquestionable, Philippe soon discovers that Senta’s life is shrouded in mystery and her stories surrounding her past anything but believable. When one day she asks Philippe for a terrible proof of his love, Philippe must come to terms with who his lover might really be. But is this just another of Senta’s fantastic tales? And how far is Philippe willing to go, even as his love for her seems to know no limits?