The recently orphaned aristocrat hires a man with impeccable recommendations as a servant, but it soon turns out that he is playing a foul game and has some kind of insidious plan.
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A young inexperienced aristocrat bought this house, which had long forgotten what renovation is. The newly minted owner decided to hire a butler, to whom he will delegate all the chores around the house, every last one. Every single one. Only he did not imagine that to such an extent. Everything happened too quickly – either due to his inexperience, or weak character, or both – he rolled too quickly down the slope, from time to time, stumbling over spikes and stones, not having time to notice how he was already flying straight into the abyss and this flight will last forever. What a pity that I did not heed the warnings of the bride – the envoy of the white forces, that she was so opposed to the new footman. Oh, what a pity it was too late …
On a darkened screen, to the oppressive accompaniment, the drama of the absorption of will and the enslavement of a person, at first glance, a free and firmly standing person, transforming him from a master into a servant, is rapidly unfolding. The viewer does not have time to catch the moment when the coin thrown into the air turns over and, having landed, demonstrates its reverse side, like the characters in the film.
Tony, the owner of the house, seems to himself to be an absolutely fulfilled person, strong, strong-willed, keeping the world under control – his own, at least. On one side is Susan, the bride, the lovely lady. On the other hand, Hugo Barrett is a butler, to whom he entrusted not only the responsibilities of the house, but also trusted himself completely without a trace. Two opposing sides. But trouble never comes alone. With the trouble called “the servant” there was a devilish temptation called “Faith.” Now everything depends on the will, character and strength of Tony, to which shore will he eventually decide to moor? What a pity that he did not have the will, character and strength … and not to say that he is resigned, no, he grumbles, he resists with all his might, tries to escape, but the devilish will squeezed him too tightly in a vice and drags him to the bottom – and now the servant dominates the master and pushes the master like a slave, holds his whole being in his hands. And was he a servant, and was he ever?
After the first viewing, the film makes an ambiguous impression and has a very strong psychological impact. Dark mirrors, warning ticking of a clock, mocking dripping of water and a devilish smile behind every shot – all this is aimed at increasing the atmosphere. The actors, led by the incomparable Bogard, flawlessly playing roles, skillfully play on tense nerves, forcing them to try on every skin for themselves.
An amazing psychological drama of a personality with deep connotations. Everyone should watch the film, it will not leave anyone indifferent!
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (51.1 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.64:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.66:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
English SDH, French, German.