This film attempts to penetrate the outward persona of two characters, Moll and Pascal, with violent dispositions who are romantically attracted to one another. Their bond is further reinforced as they become social outcasts within their isolated community on the Channel island of Jersey.
The film explores something dark and deeper lurking behind Moll's and Pascal's rough and practical outward appearances but the film achieves this for only Moll as she ultimately comes to terms with her past. As for Pascal, one is left wondering whether he is actually guilty of the senseless serial murders on the island or simply an outsider. Moll is convinced otherwise and forces an anticlimactic and somewhat unconvincing ending.
The rustic island scenery and the musical score work well as a backdrop for this low key psychological thriller.
Very disappointed for two reasons: First, the director used the time-honored techniques intended to frighten the audience; so time-honored in fact that they have become cliches in films. Secondly, the similarity to J. G. Ballard's The Crystal World and Stanislaw Lem's Solaris were too obvious for me to ignore and leaves we wondering whether the author/ director suffer from a lack of originality..Why tromp through the jungle to get to a lighthouse when you can take a boat; like duh?