Young Martin watches the quirky, extraordinary events that occur in and around the family home and barn from a distance. Quiet and introverted, it is only the housemaid and occasionally his brother, Didier, who pay him any attention. As for his mother, she has locked herself away in her room, while his grandmother assumes control of the household, which is slowly falling apart. When Didier discovers that his next-door neighbour and lover have decided to get married, all hell breaks loose, and the family disintegrates.
Laurent Achard won the best director prize at Locarno for this bizarre and brutal film that is destined for underground cult status.
"Achard ratchets up the tension with chilling control" - Variety