Whatever this film is, it is not a confused mess. It is very skillfully made and needs to be watched carefully to get the best out of it (like the Sixth Sense). It is a very clever film, in the same way that Sleuth or Dangerous Liaisons are clever films. The film is about the power and impotence of desire, but is ultimately an artifice, a clever construction for its own sake. I say this because the shifts in passions of the main character are unlikely and ill motivated. The film is logically quite satisfying, like a puzzle, but fails to be psychologically convincing. A good film then, but not a great one.