Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger star in this claustrophobic thriller

Film Review by David McGinty | 02 Mar 2016
  • Disorder
Film title: Disorder
Director: Alice Winocour
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy
Release date: 25 Mar

Suffering from PTSD and facing the likelihood that – against his wishes – he won’t be redeployed by the military, Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts) takes a short term gig as private security at the family mansion of a well-connected and mysterious businessman. What was meant to be a simple 'babysitting' job, protecting the businessman’s wife and son, Jessie (Diane Kruger) and Ali (Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant), spirals into chaos, as interested parties seek violent retribution as Vincent grows closer to the family.

Disorder is a study in voyeurism, intimacy and paranoia. Vincent longs for acceptance and for Jessie to see him as a replacement for her husband but also struggles to come to terms with the fact that he may no longer be of use to the military.

Alice Winocour’s suspenseful work borrows stylistic cues from modern 'quiet, quiet...BANG' horror films, but uses the common understanding of these tropes to create a sense of claustrophobia and high stakes in this psychological thriller.

Disorder screened at Glasgow Film Festival.

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