Trouble Every Day (2001)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 42

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AKA: Sangre Caníbal, Cannibal Love – Mangiata Viva
Year: 2001
Directed by: Claire Denis
Starring: Vincent Gallo (Shane), Béatrice Dalle (Coré), Tricia Vessey (June), Alex Descas (Leo Semenau), Florence Loiret Caille (Christelle),
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English subtitles), English
Runtime: 01:36:46
Genres: Gruesome, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
American newlyweds, Shane and June Brown, are headed to Paris for their honeymoon. June is naive, romantic and in love with being in love. Shane wants to don the protective-lover role, but spends most of his time clutching a headache while he’s with June. It soon becomes apparent that Shane who is a doctor isn’t all that well. And it’s not just headaches that bother him. He has a past that has brought him to Paris with the honeymoon as an excuse.

On the other side, there’s a bizarre couple – a vampirish Coré who feasts on random men hoping for a sexual tryst with her, and Leo her doctor husband, who covers up her crimes while trying to keep her locked in his secluded home.

There’s also a young maid at the hotel Shane and June check into, who lusts after the hotel guests to breathe life into her drudgery. All these characters eventually get tied together if you’re patient enough, which you will need to be. The gore is tastefully presented as are the effedup parts, but this is arthouse cinema and Claire Denis, and so the seemingly monotonous and meaningless scenes will add up finally. But you will be tested at times.

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April 17, 2024 1:21 am

i appreciate these frenchs movies they all have a similiar feel–atmosphere wise

July 21, 2023 1:08 am

I adore a good art house film. But this is just a giant bore and a huge waste of time. Hardly any dialogue. The plot is practically non existent. Even the gore is boring. Do yourself a favor, skip this one, and go straight for Martyrs.

Paulo Guina Demacol
Paulo Guina Demacol
January 5, 2022 10:18 pm

France + Cinema= Feces

August 22, 2021 6:10 pm

I found it boring at first, but then it grew on me when the focus shifted to Beatrice Dalle’s character. Her performance was amazing.

March 13, 2019 7:14 am

Wow. Don’t recommend this one. Most boring movie I’ve watched in years