Despite two top actresses this movie really doesn't deliver.
Firstly they shouldn't have put any exteriour scenes in it : they really bring the rest down.
The guy who plays Madame's lover is totally miscasted. He looks like a two dime 70s crook. A joke...
Those scenes look like they come out of a bad B movie.
Inside the room the atmosphere seems right but the dialogues between the 2 maids are really very unconvincing.
I don't believe one word they say.
Saw this first when I was 22 (1985) on BBC 2. A time when such was possible on TV. Alas no more
The times sure have changed : we have slided off to a horrible mess nowadays
Thanks to secondrundvd this treasure has been unearthed an what a gem it is:
Without a shadow of a doubt the most unpretentious artistic movie even made, unlike many other better known arty films
Seeing this again after 28 years was mindblowing again.
Being an artist myself I dare say for me this masterpiece has been a profound influence on my work and lifestyle.
The Skids are one of those unforgettable post-punk bands and this one still stands today.
Their mix of power and intelligence is what drew me to them in the first place.
My favorite track is "Dossier" a slower song which has a very catchy guitar riff.