Sarah (Charlotte Rampling) 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 (Charles Dance) to stay in his rural French holiday home for some much needed peace and quiet... But before long the silence is shattered as Johns teenage daughter, Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), arrives without warning, and the battle begins between her easy-living and wild one-night stands and Sarahs 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.
You think you know what's going on, but at the end...?? It may be wise to watch twice to be sure what is reality and fiction in this film. If you listen carefully you might be able to disentangle who's who. Good performances by the two actress.