Despite the reluctance of her husband Paul Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides to resume her activity in a law firm. The couple starts looking for a nanny. After a thorough interview process, they hire Louise, who quickly conquers the children's affections, and gradually occupies a central place in the family's home. But very quickly Louise's reactions became worrying. Everyone will gradually get caught in the trap of mutual dependence, until tragedy strikes.Written by
This French feature is definitely not a crime drama; THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADDLE, back in 1992, starring Rebecca De Mornay, another evil nanny tale, WAS a thriller, with criminal elements. Here, you have nothing of the sort, only a pure depressing drama, showing a Karine Viard at her very best. That's only a shame that her character is not more deeply explained, many holes on this matter, but maybe that was a decision of the producers ad writers, to enhance the mystery behind her role. Karine Viard is the very highlight of this movie. She is not Jessica Walter in PLAY MISTY FOR ME, though the topic of this first Clint Eastwood's film was not the same at all. It was also question of a f...twisted mind gal. The scene at her home with the octopus was certainly inspired by a sequence from Jean Pierre Melville's LE CERCLE ROUGE. Remember Yves Montand, drunk, alone in his home...
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