UK, France


Sarah is a best-selling murder-mystery writer, tired of London life. Looking for fresh inspiration for her next novel, she accepts an invitation from her publisher John to stay in his rural French holiday home for some much needed peace and quiet ...

But before long the silence is shattered as John's teenage daughter Julie arrives without warning, and the battle begins between her easy-living and wild one-night stands and Sarah's old-fashioned values. Part siren, part seductress, Julie systematically unleashes her charms on the men of the village and seems destined for real disaster. Unsettling truths and disturbing events are unearthed as life at the house and in the village takes one bizarre turn after another.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: François Ozon

Written by: François Ozon

Produced by: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonier

Cinematography: Yorick le Saux

Production Design: Wouter Zoon

Costume Design: Pascaline Chavanne

Original Score: Philippe Rombi

Cast: Charlotte Rampling (Sarah Morton), Ludivine Sagnier (Julie), Charles Dance (John Bosload)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2003
  • European Film 2003
  • People's Choice Award 2003
  • Feature Film Selection 2003