Shane and June are American newlyweds in Paris, but this is no ordinary honeymoon. Shane is a man possessed, desperately searching for his old colleague, Dr. Leo Semeneau, with whom he worked on dangerous experiments into the human libido. He and Semeneau bear the terrible living scars of their researches, and Shane is tormented by a ravening hunger that will not be quieted. As Shane searches for Leo, the doctor pursues Core, his wife, who has fled the prison of her bedroom. Shane finds her first, crouched over the corpse of a young neighbour, splattered with blood. He helps to put her out of her misery. Bewildered, June struggles to understand her husband’s disturbingly erratic behaviour from a handful of clues. Nothing makes sense.
Claire Denis was born in Paris in 1948, and raised in colonial Africa. She initially studied economics, but then she went to the IDHEC, the French film school. After working as assistant to Jacques Rivette, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, she makes her debut in a feature film with Chocolat (1988).
Filmography: Aller au diable (2011), Una mujer en África (White Material) (2009), 35 Rhums (2008), Vers Mathilde (2005), L'intrus (2004), Vendredi Soir (2002), Trouble Every Day (2001), Beau Travail (1999), Nenétte et Boni (1996), J'ai pas sommeil (1994), Jacques Rivette, le veilleur (1990), S'en fout la mort (1990), Chocolat (1988)