As she's taking advantage of her husband's absence with her lover, Marthe sees a young woman's body fall onto her balcony. Mr Nansot, her upstairs neighbour, convinces her not to call the police...
Almost invisible for the last ten years, this film is probably one of the most disturbing movies about sects I've ever seen. It starts as a very serious psychological horror movie and then enters a far more existential and morally disturbing dimension. I've never seen other films by Michel Polac, mostly known as a great TV host and agitator in the 80s, but this unique movie with its hypnotizing form, is the work of a great filmmaker worth rediscovering.
Young Laurin lives with her grandmother in a little harbour town at the start of the 20th century. Her father, a sailor, is always absent and her mother died mysteriously in a strange accident. Suddenly young children start vanishing from the town.
The Satans, a lawless biker gang led by the ruthless Anchor, cross the American desert spreading chaos and unlawfulness, leaving victims and corpses in their wake.