Vincent Loreau (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is hired to ensure the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his “Maryland” property in the South of France. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on “Maryland”, Vincent perceives an external threat…—Polly_Kat
During shooting, Matthias Schoenaerts only slept two hours each night and was entirely committed to his character’s painful state. Schoenaerts admitted that while getting deep into his role, he did “crazy things” such as “stopping with sleeping” and that he ended up in hospital in intensive care a couple of times.