France, 1918, a US Diplomat (Liam Cunningham) is involved in the drawing up of the Treaty of Versailles while his wife (Bérénice Bejo), repressed and unhappy, is alarmed by their sons increasingly destructive behaviours. Rich in symbolism, with an oppressive, engulfing score by Scott Walker, we know from the outset that something is very, very wrong. Brady Corbets Directorial debut feature is a huge, meaty, European drama, a case study in domestic and political crisis’s, in the hypocrisy and cruelty of adults. Tom Sweets performance as the young aggressor is chilling, menacing and brilliant.
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