Trouble Every Day

Trouble Every Day

By Claire Denis

  • Genre: Independent
  • Release Date: 2001-11-30
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Production Company: Rezo Films
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Japan
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 38 Ratings


American doctor Shane (Vincent Gallo) arrives in Paris for a honeymoon with his new young bride (Tricia Vessey), but the cuddles soon turn to carnal violence as Shane sneaks off in search of his true objective: his former colleague Leo (Alex Descas), who might be in possession of the antidote to a tropical virus that has transformed Leo's wife (Béatrice Dalle) into a ravenous sexual cannibal. Denis' delectably photographed yet shockingly violent imagery terrifies not so much by its goriness as by its correlations between intellect and instinct, ecstasy and agony, displaying the blurred and often interchangeable limits of human desire.




  • A Whole New Level Of Trouble...

    By matty03
    Claire Denis taks a very slow-burn approach in what most critics consider to be her contribution to The New French Extreme. At times, she does push the violence further that you might like -- but it should not stop the viewer from experiencing this accomplished and potent examination of human love, loneliness, desire, disease and existentialism. Provocative with a sense of purpose. This is not your standard hour film. Beatrice Dalle is given her first real opportunity as an actor since her debut as the title character in 1986's BETTY BLUE. Here, that energy and erotic charisma has aged into something far more dark. Claire Denis carefully utilizes Dalle's odd presence to full and horrifically human effect. She also manages to capture the often off-putting presence of Vincent Gallo to exceptional use. Agnès Godard’s cinematography has never been this oddly beautiful and The Tindersticks musical score adds to the melancholy and menacing atmosphere. Certainly not for all taste. As mentioned the pace is slow and the dialogue is minimal. And, while most often you end up realizing that you have actually seen more than you thought — the level of violence is excessive.