Disorder

Director: Alice Winocour (2016)

Frequently cast for his solid, dependable and brooding demeanour, Matthias Schoenaerts is an impressive piece of timber.

He plays Vincent, a short tempered self medicating soldier on psychiatric leave, moonlighting as security for the spouse of wealthy Lebanese executive.

Diane Kruger looks the part of trophy wife Jessie but is no more successful at breathing life into her character.

Her husband is abroad on business and following some vague political shenanigans, Vincent, Jessie and her young son are besieged in a deserted mansion.

An impressive soundtrack strives to generate paranoia and tension but a lack of chemistry, humour, romance or anything else fails to make us care what happens when the violence belatedly begins.

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