Julia Ducournau's Palme d'Or-winning film is a nightmarish yet mischievously comic barrage of sex, violence, lurid lighting and pounding music.
Please be advised that this film includes strong violence, graphic nudity and disturbing sexual content.
Alexia, a young girl gets injured in a car accident. To save her life, surgeons insert a titanium plate into her head, which seems to give her a metal fetish. Cut to years later: Alexia (now played by Agathe Rousselle), head still half-shaved, makes a living stripping at car shows. She is a solitary and forbidding figure, even more so when she suddenly murders an aggressive fanboy who follows her to her car.
Later that night, she crawls into a flame-painted gas-guzzling Cadillac for another rapturous reunion, only this time it's sexual. Provocative, daring and fearlessly original, this film is impossible to pigeonhole defying all sorts of cinematic conventions and tropes.