A New Life / La vie nouvelle (2002)
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Starring: Zachary Knighton, Anna Mouglalis
Set in an unnamed war-torn Eastern European city, an American soldier on leave becomes obsessed with a prostitute in a sleazy club.
Philippe Grandrieux's (Sombre) second film La vie nouvelle explores the fragility of civilization with sparse dialog, an intense soundtrack, and lurid visuals. Ultimately revealing a shocking, extreme, and bleak vision of human nature.