Nightcap ★★★★

No one like Chabrol can pique our curiosity so subliminally and keep us fixed to the screen so mysteriously. This is a film that wields its music so deftly; each accompaniment parallels every scene and the entire storyline. All details are placed intentionally. Many shots have underlying meaning.

As in many of her other endeavors, the film pivots directly on Isabelle Huppert's sublime performance.