‘Stylish and absorbing’ The Hollywood Reporter
‘Intriguing’ The New York Times
The events and psychological underpinnings of World War II resonate in the most intriguing manner in the intense cinematic voyage of Simon (Mathieu Amalric), a psychologist working in the human resources department of a German owned petrochemical firm in present day Paris. Assigned with the task of investigating the emotional well being of the firm’s director, Simon is faced with some troubling psychosomatic experiences, playfully distorting his own perceptions.
Based on a book by François Emmanuel ‘La Question Humaine’, this is a sharp and disconcerting work of critical cinema that draws challenging links between today’s corporate free market environment and the psychic threads commonly assigned to Europe’s darkest days. With a soundtrack that moves freely between Schubert, Ian Curtis and techno, this cerebral drama will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.