Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in Lars von Trier's horror-drama about a marriage that violently implodes after a tragic accident; and, featuring scenes of explicit sex, disturbing violence and graphic genital mutilation, it's not for the squeamish.
Dafoe and Gainsbourg, the unnamed protagonists, are making love in their lofty apartment when their young child manages to crawl out of an open window and plunge fatally to the pavement below.
Naturally, their lives fall apart.
However, the father is a psychiatrist, and he persuades his wife to forgo anti-depressants and travel with him to an isolated house in the woods, where he can put his own therapeutic theory into effect.
But instead of healing their hurt, their isolation, and her research into witchcraft and pagan religions, results in them succumbing to otherworldly influences and a grisly descent into brutal savagery.