3º – La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol, 1995)A rich family from a small French province decides to hire a new maid, soon finding the person they wanted. The problem is that the new employee ends up making friends with a jealous postal worker, initiating something that can be extremely damaging to that family. Claude Chabrol’s masterpiece, ‘La Cérémonie’, uses a plot that moves in a cadenced manner to give weight to the most powerful scenes in the film, noticing itself as disturbing for its heavy conceptual and socially relevant content.
2º – Elle (Paul Verhoeven, 2016)A successful woman enters a real ordeal after being raped by a stranger in her home. Powerful, ‘Elle’ unravels all the nuances of a character’s life inserted into a completely incongruous personal, social and psychological reality. Here, the character will demonstrate how her attitude towards the world follows a sociopathic pattern of acting, despising any form of emotional attachment and using other individuals solely to satisfy her most primitive instincts.
1º – The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)Haneke gives the spectator all the intricacies of the concept of perversion inserted in the character of Erika, a successful piano teacher and an apparently impeccable social life. Well, that’s what Erika keeps on the surface. The film, more than 2 hours long, will explore every minute to show the degenerative process that Erika is submitted to.