89 minutes

A provincial single mother falls for the new worker in the factory she works in; they move together and have a baby who cries all the time and turns out to be growing some sort of appendages on his back... Baffling, disturbing combination of family drama, dark fairy-tale and social satire that has more in common with its director's earlier work; intriguing rather than achieved, but certainly worth a look.

A Le Pacte release. Eurowide Film Production and FOZ present a co-production with Teodora Film; in co-production with BUF and France 2 Cinéma; in association with Coficup 3, Backup Films, Uni Étoile 5; with the participation of Cinecinéma, Canal Plus, Le Pacte; in association with Filmazure and Albina Boeckli; with the support of ANGOA-AGICOA.
Starring Alexandra Lamy, Sergi Lopez, Mélusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret.
Directed by François Ozon; produced by Claudie Ossard, Chris Bolzli; screenplay by François Ozon, with the collaboration of Emmanuèle Bernheim, inspired by the short story "Moth" by Rose Tremain; music by Philippe Rombi; director of photography (LTC, Duboicolor), Jeanne Lapoirie; production designer, Katia Wyszkop; costume designer, Pascaline Chavanne; film editor, Muriel Breton; digital visual effects director, Pierre Buffin.
Screened: Berlin Film Festival advance press screening, Cinemaxx 9 (Berlin), February 4th 2009; DVD screener, Lisbon, April 11th 2010.


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