Everybody, it seems, is drawn to the studly, narcissistic, bisexual teen rocker Pierre (Arthur Dupont), especially within his inseparable clique of hot friends/bandmates: Sébastien, Nicolas, Baptiste, and Pierre’s dirty blonde nymphette of a sister, Lucie (Lizzie Brocheré). You might call their collective a love pentagon, as Lucie’s fucking two of the boys and Pierre the other one, but the sleaziest affair is between the two siblings. After Pierre goes missing early on and is found bludgeoned to death in the woods, Lucie uses her feminine wiles to track down leads, like Nancy Drew as reimagined by Larry Clark–and would you believe this is based on a real-life incident? Only the French seem to get away with passing off sensational sex romps as high art, but One to Another is pretty much just trashy–its murder-mystery conceit a sideshow to the film’s primary offering: nubile nudity.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 19, 2007