Bergman meets Stephen King meets Skam in a beautiful and tense story about young love. The genre play lends itself masterfully to a searing critic of religion and patriarchy (which is basically the same) and one of the most haunting scenes of female emancipation ever made in Norwegian cinema.
This is the mother of dark and twisted films. It just keeps escalating into darkness until you are gaping in awe. It's disturbing as hell the best part of the movies are the small transgressions, the looks, eye rolls, the biting sarcastic one liners, the mundane representation of death. It is one of the most perfect pitch black comedies I've ever seen. Its devotion to being totally devoid of sentimentality and moral is a pleasure. Huppert is breathtaking and her Elle might be the most fascinating female characther I've seen in a very long time!