This truly bizarre Greek thriller/ultra-dark comedy is one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen. But it is also quite rewarding. Ostensibly a sequel to Otto Preminger's 'Laura', it is actually more of a parody/homage. Panos Thanassoulis plays a wounded detective who is searching for his lover, Laura, who may or may not really exist. In the middle of the night during a furious rainstorm (it constantly rains in this film), he somehow winds up on the doorstep of a remote chateau occupied by two demented women, a young beauty (Meredyth Herold) and an older woman (Michele Valley, who more recently appeared in another transgressive Greek comedy, 'Dogtooth'), who may or may not be the younger woman's mother. These two women divide their time between torturing and murdering their servants, who they then bury in their garden, and playing strange, often sadomasochistic, sex games with each other. In his weakened state the detective is held captive by the women, and must use his wits to turn them against each other and regain his freedom; along the way he must endure all kinds of torture: physical, mental, sexual. All the while, he wonders where his lover Laura has gone to (shades of the Preminger film), and believes that his captors may have something to do with her disappearance. Director Nikos Nikolaidis and cinematographer Aris Stavrou supply some stunningly beautiful black and white imagery; it looks for all the world like a film from the 1940s, which makes the transgressive content seem all the more shocking. Furthermore, the performances, especially by the two women, are phenomenal. This is one film that quite brilliantly generates atmosphere. I will say no more, except that if you're easily offended you should avoid this one. Even I, a connoisseur of trippy/transgressive cinema, found it to be tough-going, but ultimately rewarding. Pretty gross though...especially since some of the really gross moments look uncomfortably authentic. Approach with caution, for mature, open-minded adults only!