SPOILER ALERT! Bustillo: "How about a movie where a pregnant woman is terrorized by another woman who wants to steal her baby?" "Right, and so we just have to come up with 85 minutes of filler before she gets sliced open." The film is just an hour-and-a-half (minus a brief set-up) of physical violence. What little dialogue exists in banal. Anyone who gives credit for having a compelling story is likely illiterate, because there is no story. It's simply pregnant woman being terrorized in her home by stranger who apparently wants her to kill her and take her child. Recent French horror films have supposedly prided themselves on realism. I beg to differ. It's not believable that a mother enters her daughter's bathroom without knocking just so the filmmakers can have the daughter accidentally murder her own mother, to sate jaded horror fans. It's not believable that after two other cops enter a house, and the third cop in the police car hears shots fired, he would enter without first calling for backup. There are numerous such absurdities, so the only "realism" going on here is perhaps in the depictions of bodily injury. However even these are often absurd. It seems any household object can easily pierce any body part instantly; a thrown pair of scissors perfectly plants in the wall (for obvious dramatic effect- far from realistic), etc. Some reviewers have noted the competence in lighting, camerawork, and editing. But it's a sorry day for cinema if we're giving 3 or 4 stars for technical competence. After all, these guys did go to film school. The directors supposedly admire Polanski. But there is nothing to indicate that here. Polanski creates characters, suspense, tension, memorable shots, and believability. None of that here. Everything that happens is predictable, with the possible exception of whether or not the main character will get a forced C-section (which again, seems to be the only purpose of the film). Memorable shots? I can't remember any. We might expect that since the filmmakers have chosen to spend 85 minutes indulging in sadistic depictions of bodily injury to an expectant mother, they will otherwise treat her with respect. Not so. The filmmakers have gone out of their way to make her unsympathetic, with several details I won't bother to list here. One is her approach, as a photographer, to the riots in France. This slim hint at a subtext might lead one to believe that like other French "extreme" horror films of late, there is supposedly a socially conscious message behind what appears to be just an hour-and-a-half of physical violence. But there isn't. I suspect this film exists for one reason and one reason alone: to satisfy the appetites and fetishes of a growing number of horror fans who are habituated to bloodletting and sadistic physical violence. The unsympathetic depiction of the victim is cemented by a last-minute revelation that the psycho tormenting her was victim herself (we've only seen that one countless times before!), thus freeing up the audience to feel relatively shame-free as they witness the inevitable slashing open of a woman for the theft of her child. What makes this film even more objectionable is that forced C-sections by deranged people- usually women- for the sake of stealing another woman's child is an actual phenomenon. However in real life it doesn't occur because the victim is somehow experiencing "karma". It involves the mental illness of the perpetrator. One wonders, viewing a film such as this, whether the "sane filmmakers and adoring fans of such a sadistic, soulless endeavor are mentally ill as well, or just unimaginative and jaded.