Walker (Geoff Burkman), the father of missing/murdered April, who had become romantically obsessed with Angela.In a concluding life and death struggle with him, they both were stabbed, and he declared that he wanted to immolate himself with her, by setting the house on fire: "The only thing more romantic than running away together, is dying together... " Angela's last words to Bianca, who had fled the terrifying scene, were: "It's not your fault." Director Richard Linklater created a trilogy of talkative, insightful films about the lives of two individuals who happened to meet and were together for almost two decades (18 years).
Bored, unglamorous, stay-at-home suburban housewife Rachel (Kathryn Hahn in her first starring role) in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles was married to apps developer Jeff (Josh Radnor).
The setting for the exploitative bloodfest was Halloween in Ray Falls, Ohio, where seven years earlier, a member of their junior-high babysitting club, April, was kidnapped and presumably murdered by a maniacal, faceless killer, wearing a blank-white, featureless mask.
A group of friends were still guilt-ridden about April's disappearance, and seemed to blame the sole survivor of the event years earlier - a pierced and goth-looking Bianca (Marylee Osborne), who was outcast from the group and hunting for the killer on her own.
Writer/producer/director Abdellatif Kechiche's NC-17 rated (for "explicit sexual content"), three-hour French drama won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film's screenplay was based on the graphic novel by Julie Maroh - it was an intense portrayal of first love and sexual awakening.