Time Out says
Kahn’s adaptation of Georges Simenon’s tale of marital strife confirms that he’s one of the best French directors at work today. True, this is never quite as strong as ‘Roberto Succo’ (and the final moments are even rather weak), but it remains a marvellously intelligent blend of stylish suspense and perceptive psychological study. The leads are remarkably good, with Darroussin effortlessly holding our attention in every single scene; also very effective are Vincent Deniard as a hitcher who gets to play a crucial part in the couple’s fortunes, and Charline Paul as a friendly barmaid. But it’s Kahn’s control of mood that best distinguishes his films, and music, colour, composition, camera movement and cutting are all here masterfully combined to create a genuinely nightmarish atmosphere of unease. Agreeably nasty.
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