I was initially drawn to the film because of the impressive cinematography and great shots. But I was genuinely surprised that this movie has an interesting plot, too, and although it started out quite dragging ( the convent scene), viewers will ultimately find it engaging once the story on Bluebeard and the wives unfold. Laudable performances by the lead characters Thomas, Creton and Baiwir, although their portrayals could still be improved. This is another masterpiece of director Catherine Breillat who's much associated with the cinema du corps genre. Popular for films that shed controversy and depictions of sexuality and violence, she gives her own take of this fairytale and adds her own twists to it which include sibling rivalry. Consider watching this film and get to know Bluebeard on an entirely new scope.