Inexorable

  • 99'
  • Belgium
  • 2021

She tells the rich Bellmer family that she has been attacked, but we viewers know better – Gloria has just bashed her own face with a coke can. The question is, of course, why does she want their attention so badly? In the thriller Inexorable, it gradually becomes clear that this young woman will stop at nothing to infiltrate Marcel and Jeanne’s family.

In the same vein as films such as Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991) and Denis Dercourt’s La tourneuse de pages (2006), director Fabrice du Welz (Adoration, 2019) centres his film around a rich family that becomes increasingly disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious interloper. Gloria knows exactly how to play the members of her host family off against one another. And she does so with bloody conviction. In this 70s-style thriller, ice-cold revenge and unconditional love are insidiously close. The actors generate palpable tension, with a particularly impressive performance from young Alba Gaïa Bellugi.

Director
Fabrice Du Welz
Countries of production
Belgium, France
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
99'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producers
Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts, Manuel Chiche, Violaine Barbaroux
Production Companies
FraKas Productions, The Jokers Films
Sales
Playtime
Screenplay
Fabrice Du Welz, Aurélien Molas, Joséphine Darcy Hopkins
Cinematography
Manuel Dacosse
Editor
Anne-Laure Guégan
Production Design
Emmanuel De Meulemeester
Sound Design
Ludovic Van Pachterbeke, Julie Brenta, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Music
Vincent Cahay
Cast
Benoît Poelvoorde, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Mélanie Doutey, Janaïna Halloy Fokan, Jackie Berroyer, Anaël Snoek, Catherine Salée
Local Distributor
Gusto Entertainment