Directed by: Fabrice Du Welz
Starring: Lola Duenas (Gloria), Laurent Lucas (Michel), Edith Le Merdy (Marguerite), Anne-Marie Loop (Gabriella), Héléna Noguerra (Solange), Pili Groyne(Eve)
Country: Belgium; Effed Up Belgian Films
Language: French (Eng Subs); Effed Up French Movies
Genres: Based on a True Story, Infidelity-Cheating, Killers
Plot – Spoilers:
Loosely based on the American Lonely Hearts Killers, the setting here is Belgium.
Gloria, a single mom, works at a morgue and is suitably dead inside. Until she meets Michel, who initially seems cringe, but blows her away into multicolored hues with his sexual prowess – a skill he honed practicing on his mother. Gloria can’t stop giggling around Michel after that and when he dumps her, she leaves her daughter with a friend and goes looking for him.
The pair realize they’re fucked up enough to be a couple and devise a plan to seduce and murder older women for money. Problem is, Gloria suffers from a type of premature ejaculation when it comes to Michel’s dick taking care of other women. When her obsessive jealousy takes over, she isn’t able to control her rage and instead explodes, often well-before they’ve extracted any meaningful money out of their victims.
This is the second in Fabrice Du Welz’s Ardennes trilogy, after Calvaire, and once again features fine performances from its two leads.