Sebastian is a prestigious german doctor, a permissive single father of a teenage son, and a good boss to Jana, the Bulgarian cleaning lady who works at his home and at his fertility clinic. But after their children disappear together for the night, the cracks in the veneer of his bourgeois conscience and her forced tractability begin to show. While this first feature by French transplant Sylvie Michel addresses some of the same themes of Polanksi’s Carnage, the two films are very different. there are no screams, bloodshed, or dramatic turns of events here. Rather, the social and cultural disparity between the protagonists is treated with effective subtlety. Through Michel’s sharp lens, the tactless comments, mutual suspicion and minor humiliations that stem from these “little differences” reveal a polite and civilized world where the threat of violence lurks just below the politically correct surface. Chilling.