Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Starring: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn
A puppeteer follows the route of the Tour de France, performing for children and murdering prostitutes along the way. On the road he encounters two sisters leading to potentially disastrous consequences.
Philippe Grandrieux's debut film, Sombre, is a visually beautiful journey into the mind of a serial killer. He uses barely lit and softly focused hand-held close ups and other uniquely framed shots to capture a tension filled, dark and moody atmosphere.
The final scene is set to a wonderfully haunting cover of Serge Gainsbourg's Les Amours Perdues, by Elysian Fields.