"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
When Tristan, a happily married middle-aged lawyer, helps a beautiful young woman whose broken scooter is blocking his way, he has no idea what he is getting himself into. Step by step, with Gallic precision, he is drawn into a mare’s nest full of emotional pitfalls. The story seems an old one, a simple triangle of adultery and betrayal, but like an undiscovered Simenon, it’s much more. Here everyone has secrets and nothing is as it seems. The spirit of Chabrol is alive and well. And who is the spider, who is the fly?
Told from three successive points of view, this is Rashomon with a vengeance, asking just how many lies does it take to tell the truth?
– Charlie Cockey