Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas
A young American couple are honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by the husband's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical clinic where cutting edge studies of the human libido are undertaken. When he seeks out a self-exiled expert in the field, he happens upon the doctor's wife, another victim of the same malady. She has become so dangerous and emotionally paralyzed by the condition that her own husband imprisons her in their home. His encounter with this woman triggers a cataclysmic and shocking event that just might lead him to rediscover the tranquility he seeks to restore for himself and his new bride.
Claire Denis' controversial Trouble Every Day captures beauty in the terrifying, sickening, horrifying, hateful, disgusting, and haunting. Béatrice Dalle, who I consider to be the Queen of the French Extremity is hypnotically menacing as a woman more bestial than human afflicted with a cannibalistic lust. Vincent Gallo masterfully portrays a man struggling between his murderous condition and his love for his wife.