À l'intérieur (2007)
From the disturbing background noise to the blurred-out cinematography and the absolutely revolting blood-bath, À l'intérieur is a film made to disgust and make you feel unwell. In this respect, as well as in its exploration of abuse, this film by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury bears resemblance to Gaspar Noë's Irreversible. But don't for one second think the films are of equal artistic or emotional value; À l'intérieur does little else than go over the top and keep the red liquid pouring on - with little or no regard for its characters. The thematics upon which it is all based, concerning loss and revenge, is interesting, but the filmmakers handle their discussions and narrative so unsubtly and clumsily that we soon forget what the film is really all about. In the end, À l'intérieur runs amok with repetitive mutilations which only has a counterproductive effect, if any.