Understandably, Shane's on a mission also to satisfy his gruesome
cravings that could possibly keep him from chomping on his sweet,
adoring bride. Chambermaids have other uses evidently...
Vincent Gallo, last seen in his own directorial debut "Buffalo
66" before he promised to give up film altogether, stars
as Shane. June is played by Tricia Vessey, notable from "Ghost
Dog: The Way of the Samurai". Both do their best, but
look a little muddled with the whole enterprise themselves.
It doesn't help that most of "Trouble Every Day"
unfolds minus much dialogue. Claire Denis (helmer of the impressive
Beau Travail), however, makes nice use of the cannibals' bestial
physicality and the Nosferatu-like shadow.
We're also unmistakably in David Cronenberg territory here,
but without the sick humour that usually goes with it.
Trouble caused trouble when it showed at Cannes 2001. But among
the hoo-ha being made about Gaspar Noe's Irreversible
at this year's Riviera screenings, one wonders what's worse?
Being anally raped or eaten alive from the genitals upwards?
I guess it's all about mise en scene.