L’Origine du Mal
A woman on the verge of financial collapse attempts to reconnect with her wealthy, estranged father and his new family. A suspenseful thriller and a surprising plot.
‘Calamy offers a few surprises for anyone who only knows her as goofy Noémie in “Call My Agent!”, while the family members (including veteran Jacques Weber as a very old-school patriarch and a witty, malicious Dominique Blanc as his wife) are superb. Marnier’s film manages to be cruelly funny, while evoking the spirit of that master of the French thriller Claude Chabrol, with hints of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell.’—Jonathan Romney, The Guardian