Force of Nature: The Dry 2

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Grimly beautiful. Has the tragic undertow of a classic Greek tragedy. The story grips you entirely.

— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Presented by Sundance Selects | France, Germany | Oct 23rd, 2013 | 100 MINS | UR

Acclaimed director Claire Denis’s jagged, daringly fragmented and darkest film is a genuinely contemporary film noir inspired by recent French sex ring scandals involving men of wealth and power. Vincent Lindon (Denis’s Friday Night) stars as Marco, a sea captain gone AWOL to avenge his brother-in-law’s suicide and to rescue his estranged sister and his teenaged niece (Lola Créton, Goodbye First Love); Chiara Mastroianni (A Christmas Tale) is Lindon’s married lover, who has sold her soul in exchange for the security of her young son; and the remarkable Michel Subor is her husband – a sleazy financier who is the very embodiment of an evil beyond comprehension. Denis takes the viewer into the very heart of darkness in her most unsettling film yet, an unforgettable and thrilling commentary on late capitalism. An official selection at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals.


  • Claire Denis


  • Brahim Chioua
  • Laurence Clerc
  • Olivier Thery-Lapiney

Executive Producer

  • Vincent Maraval


  • Jean-Pol Fargeau
  • Claire Denis