The grande dame of New French Extremity, Beatrice Dalle is at her most menacing in this home-invasion horror.
Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Béatrice Dalle
France 2007. 82min
Sarah (Paradis), heavily pregnant and grieving the loss of her husband, becomes the target of a quiet, smoking woman (Dalle) committed to taking Sarah’s child for herself – by force. This is a horror film that combines gore, home invasion and slasher tropes into perhaps the most brutal Christmas-set movie ever to come out of France.
Contains scenes of graphic violence that some viewers may find distressing.