Returning from a business trip to find his wife missing and his front door locked from inside, Dan Kristensen (Tange) disappears into a strange labyrinth within his own building. What does the old woman upstairs know and who is the lady in the red hood?
Belgian directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani follow up Amer with another extended use of Italian horror-thriller style to deliver an intense character study… instead of an archetypal giallo heroine, the focus is on Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange), a man caught in an Argento-like trap in a beautiful yet sinister apartment building in which murders, shaggy-dog stories, disappearances, childhood memories and red herrings wind around him. Using a collage soundtrack, gorgeous décor, costume and cinematography, this is a world full of philosophical and criminal mysteries.
A mysterious and disorientating blend of giallo violence, cinematic experimentation and Lynchian psychohorror. Revel in its bonkers beauty.
Reviewed by Kim Newman