Christine Blanc (Andres) is an office temp caught in an existential free fall. After an abrupt act of violence, Christine's luck mysteriously begins to change—or does it? Director Siegrid Alnoy prefers to keep things opaque, and displays a formal perfection in lensing imagery of dead urban architecture that recalls Antonioni's heyday. But her increasingly surreal flourishes eventually give diminishing returns. It's an impressive debut, but by the question-mark climax, one can only guess the message behind the film's modernist madness.
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