Léa Seydoux stars in this third screen adaptation of Octave Mirbeau’s fin de siècle novel, making the title character more cynical than in Jean Renoir’s 1946 adaptation and more downtrodden than in Luis Buñuel’s 1964 version. A young Parisian of abundant intelligence but limited means, she accepts a new post out in the country, where she attracts the attentions of the lecherous master (Hervé Pierre), his rabidly anti-Semitic manservant (Vincent Lindon), and the crackpot army captain next door (Patrick D’Assumçao). Director Benoit Jacquot (Sade, A Tout de Suite) favors pronounced camera zooms, which become more ominous as his satirical drama morphs into a psychological crime thriller. In French with subtitles.