Inexorable (2021)

Director: Fabrice du Welz
Writer: Joséphine Darcy Hopkins, Aurélien Molas, Fabrice du Welz
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Mélanie Doutey, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Janaina Halloy, Anaël Snoek, Jackie Berroyer, Sam Louwyck
Part of: SLASH 1/2 Filmfestival
Seen on: 6.5.2022

Content Note: misogyny, animal death/cruelty, incest

Marcel (Benoît Poelvoorde) is an author, supposed to be working on his next book that has been a long time coming. Together with his publisher and wife Jeanne (Mélanie Doutey) and their daughter Lucie (Janaina Halloy), they decide to withdraw to Jeanne’s family estate in the country for a bit of calm. Shortly after their arrival, Gloria (Alba Gaïa Bellugi) turns up, bringing back the family dog that ran off. Quickly, Gloria finds a place in their home as a housekeeper and friend to Lucie. But her presence has an unsettling effect on the family.

Inexorable had me rolling my eyes so much because it is, on the one hand, boringly familiar, and on the other hand, enragingly misogynistic.

The film poster showing Gloria (Alba Gaïa Bellugi) and Marcel (Benoît Poelvoorde) grabbing each other by the throat in a sexy way. He is turning around in suspicion. Behind them we see Jeanne (Mélanie Doutey) on the staircase in the distance.
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Furie [Get In] (2019)

Director: Olivier Abbou
Writer: Aurélien Molas, Olivier Abbou
Cast: Adama Niane, Stéphane Caillard, Paul Hamy, Eddy Leduc, Hubert Delattre, Marie Bourin, Matthieu Kacou
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 27.9.2019

Content Note: sexualized assault, racism, sexism

The Diallos – father Paul (Adama Niane), mother Chloé (Stéphane Caillard) and their son Louis (Matthieu Kacou) – return from their vacation to find that their nanny Sabrina Bolso (Marie Bourin) and her husband Eric (Hubert Delattre) went from house-sitters to being full-on squatters. They call the police, but thanks to a legal loophole the police can’t actually do anything. Their only legal option is a drawn-out legal battle that isn’t really an option at all. So they turn to Mickey (Paul Hamy) and his group of thugs, hoping to scare the Bolsos away. But that’s really only just the beginning of their troubles.

Get In is a catastrophe in toxic masculinity with a dose of racism. I hated it.

The film poster showing Paul (Adama Niane), Chloé (Stéphane Caillard) and their son Louis (Matthieu Kacou) above an image of their house. Everything is black and red.
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