An emotionally disturbed young woman, Claire (Charlotte Rampling – Lemming, Swimming Pool, The Duchess, Heading South) is the heir to a great fortune. She is kept prisoner in a château by her aunt who wants her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she manages to escape. In her flight she meets Louis (Bruno Cremer) who is also running away - from two killers. He becomes her lover.
In a world of grotesque characters, bizarre incidents, brutal murders and incessant driving rain, this dark and erotic thriller is compelling thanks to the incredible performance of Charlotte Rampling. Will Claire be able to make sense of her own identity?
Nominated for Cesars for Best Photography and Best Production Design, this brilliant noir thriller is directed by Patrice Chereau (La Reine Margot, Intimacy, Gabreille, Son Frere).
It was this film that announced Charlotte Rampling’s arrival to the world.