Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Offenbar ist sie bei einem illegalen Free Fight um Kampfgelder ums Leben gekommen, denn dieser Ort ist auch als das Fight Valley bekannt.
Thematically, Dumont does not preach, but tantalisingly throws juxtaposition after juxtaposition before us, inviting manifold readings.
Rather than write a critical analysis here, it will suffice to say that there is much to be gleaned from this film, notwithstanding biography.
The occasional closeup (and there are many) may reveal a composure running one or two shades too deep for this character, however whenever our heroine cracks, Binoche exemplifies her mastery at bridling and channeling female psychology.
The other figure in the narrative equation - Camille's brother Paul - is played by Vincent in turns both tender and oblique.