Ajinkya Pokharkar’s review published on Letterboxd :
It's about how some people feel trapped in a relationship, have fear of commitment and how they want to control the urges of being unfaithful. The two characters are the two sides of the same coin. To be trustworthy or to be unfaithful.
And how this person is in a cycle of removing the unfaithful person from himself and going back to it again. A cycle. 'The first time it's a tragedy, the second time it's a farce'. This conflict is depicted really well which many people might empathize with.
Really loved the obscure thematic symbolism which seems to be inspired by Lynch (casting the same actress from Blue Velvet) & Jodorowsky. The lighting, the lingering shots & the overall atmosphere also elevated the central theme. And obviously who doesn't love Jake Gyllenhaal?
A criminally underrated masterpiece.