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Directed by Alice Winocour

France 2015 101 mins.

Afghanistan war vet Vincent is suffering from PTSD. He’s hired as a temp security guard at Maryland, the estate of Lebanese businessman Whalid. Soon, he overhears a conversation that seems to indicate Whalid is involved in illegal arms dealing. Vincent’s paranoid episodes only increase when he’s hired as a bodyguard for Whalid’s icy German wife Jessie and her son. But is the threat is outside the gates of Maryland or already within them? Told largely through Vincent’s anxious point of view, this claustrophobic thriller makes the most of rhythm, sound, and silence to create an atmosphere of building unease.

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