Claire Denis’ ('High Life') singular take on the vampire myth ranks alongside Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Cronos’ and Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Near Dark’ for its utter uniqueness.
A young doctor (Vincent Gallo) neglects his new wife on their honeymoon when he is drawn into the murky world of medical research. His visits to a clinic exploring the nature of the human libido bring him into contact with Coré, the wife of one of the leading researchers in the field. Her involvement in the project has made her uncontrollable and her desires are of a specific kind when it comes to the flesh.
Vincent Gallo and Tricia Vessey are compelling as the young couple but one of contemporary cinema’s most iconic stars Beatrice Dalle (‘Betty Blue’) steals the show as the unhinged Coré.
With music by regular Denis collaborators Tindersticks adding to the dense atmosphere, ‘Trouble Every Day’ is dark, dangerous and exhilarating.
★★★★★ "Agnès Godard’s grainy cinematography and the punch-drunk score of indie-rockers Tindersticks, keeps you constantly beguiled" - Keith Uhlich, Time Out