A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.


Antonio Campos


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brady Corbet ... Simon
Nicolas Ronchi ... Carlo
Constance Rousseau ... Marianne
Lila Salet ... Sophie
Etienne Rotha Moeng Etienne Rotha Moeng ... Cambodian Man
Yannis Calonnec Yannis Calonnec ... Street Hustler
Johan Jacques-Andre Coquin Johan Jacques-Andre Coquin ... Brothel Runner
Mati Diop ... Victoria / Noura
Shaina Shaina ... Madame
Oksana Oksana ... Hostess Bar Worker
Anais Anais ... Hostess Bar Worker (as Anaïs)
Catie Catie ... Hostess Bar Worker
Frederic Jolie Frederic Jolie ... Customer
Alexandra Neil ... Simon's Mom (as Alexandra Neill)
Samir Hartouf Samir Hartouf ... Gare du Nord Kid


Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria. The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature. Written by IFC Films

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Interesting character study of a nauseating sociopath . . .
8 May 2016 | by charles000See all my reviews

Remarkably well constructed film, subtle yet powerful.

Interesting character study of a nauseating sociopath, immersed in his delusional narcissistic fantasies. A well made film, but disturbingly realistic in this portrait of a thoroughly unpleasant character. People like this do exist, of that one can be certain, which is what makes this production more than a bit disturbing.

This is a psychological thriller of sorts . . . no action scenes, just a bit of violence and sex (which is integral to the story). If you're looking for a simplistic, by the numbers action film, this isn't it, it will be too "slow" for you.

On the other hand, if a detailed character study with an unusual set of circumstances from which an engaging story emerges, you might find this well worth the time to watch it.

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Release Date:

12 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France


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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,054, 7 April 2013

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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