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Disorder (2015 film)

Disorder (French: Maryland)[3][4] is a 2015 French-Belgian drama-thriller film directed by Alice Winocour about a home invasion, starring Matthias Schoenaerts as an ex-soldier with PTSD.[5] It was screened in competition in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[6][7]

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Film poster
Directed byAlice Winocour
Produced byIsabelle Madelaine
Emilie Tisné
Written byAlice Winocour
Jean-Stéphane Bron
StarringMatthias Schoenaerts
Diane Kruger
Music byGesaffelstein
CinematographyGeorges Lechaptois
Edited byJulien Lacheray
Darius Films
Distributed byMars Distribution
Release date
  • 16 May 2015 (2015-05-16) (Cannes)
  • 30 September 2015 (2015-09-30) (France and Belgium)
Running time
100 minutes
Budget$5.4 million [1]
Box office$460.000 [2]


Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), is an ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from Afghanistan. He is hired to protect the wife of a wealthy businessman while he's out of town, at their luxurious villa, Maryland, on the French Riviera.



On 1 October 2014, Deadline reported that Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger would co-star in the film directed by Alice Winocour.[8]

Filming began on the French Riviera on 15 October 2014. Most of the film takes place in the Domaine la Dilecta at the Cape of Antibes. The beach scenes were shot at the Plage de Passable in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.[9] A car chase scene was shot in Col d'Èze on 14 November 2014.[10] Production was completed on 11 December 2014.[11]


Disorder premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section on 16 May 2015, and was released in France and Belgium on 30 September 2015. Sundance Selects bought the film three days after its Cannes premiere.[12] The film was screened in the Gala Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[13]

A trailer was released on 25 July 2015,[14] and the poster was released on 30 July 2015.


Disorder received generally positive reviews from critics, especially for Matthias Schoenaerts' performance. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 72%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 6.37/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Well-acted and solidly crafted, Disorder (Maryland) relies on patiently established slow-burning tension to set the stage for an intelligent, intimate psychological thriller."[15] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16]

Variety's critic Guy Lodge wrote:[17]

Disorder marks a crackling return to the sensitive-thug persona with which Schoenaerts made his name in Bullhead and Rust and Bone. Hulkingly built, buzz-cut and stamped with stark tattoos, he cuts a more baleful figure than the average buffed-up leading man, which suits Winocour's purposes just fine: As Vincent, an Afghanistan veteran prone to volatile paranoid episodes, he's a hero who nonetheless seems capable of turning on his charges (and, by extension, the audience) at any given moment. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been a heavily worked character condition in recent cinema, but Schoenaerts enacts it with bracing spareness, his nerve ends prickling through even in benign domestic exchanges.

Writing for Empire, Kim Newman gave the film 4 out of 5 stars, writing that "Director-writer Alice Winocour’s simmering thriller/character study is like a Transporter film directed by Chantal Akerman, with superb work from Matthias Schoenaerts as a buttoned-down, paranoid ex-soldier who senses evil forces in every shadow…"[18]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cannes Film Festival[6] Prix Un Certain Regard Alice Winocour Nominated
AFI Fest[19] Special Jury Mention for Direction Alice Winocour Won
Lumières Awards[20] Best Music Gesaffelstein Nominated


Mike Lévy, better known as Gesaffelstein, produced a full-length musical score for this film.[21] The soundtrack was released on 24 September 2015, as a limited release of 1,000 copies.[22]


On 15 September 2016, Deadline reported that Taylor Sheridan has been set by Sony Pictures and Escape Artists to script the American remake of Disorder. Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Tony Shaw will produce the remake and David Beaubaire is overseeing it for the studio.[23] James Mangold has been named as the director.[24]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Maryland (2015) - JPBox-Office". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Disorder (2016) - International Box Office Results - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Maryland". Mars Films. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Maryland (Disorder)". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (18 May 2015). "Cannes: Matthias Schoenaerts' 'Disorder (Maryland)' Bought by Sundance Selects". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b "2015 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Screenings Guide". Cannes Film Festival. 6 May 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  8. ^ Yamato, Jen (1 October 2014). "'The Bridge's Diane Kruger Sets Indies 'Maryland' & 'Sky'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  9. ^ Rudent, Sylvie (7 November 2014). "Diane Kruger et Matthias Schoenaerts tournent à Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat". Nice-Matin (in French). Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  10. ^ Palazon, Ludovic (14 November 2014). "Au col d'Eze, Diane Kruger au cœur d'une course-poursuite pour "Maryland"". Nice-Matin (in French). Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Fin du tournage de "Maryland" avec Diane Kruger et Matthias Schoenaerts". Destination Ciné (in French). 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  12. ^ Kilday, Gregg (18 May 2015). "Matthias Schoenaerts Starrer 'Maryland (Disorder)' Goes to Sundance Selects". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  13. ^ Punter, Jennie (18 August 2015). "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  14. ^ Cobain, Shirley (25 July 2015). "Maryland (Disorder) (2015) Official Trailer/Bande Annonce HD - Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger". YouTube. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Disorder (Maryland) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Disorder Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  17. ^ Lodge, Guy (16 May 2015). "Cannes Film Review: 'Disorder'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  18. ^ Newman, Kim (21 March 2016). "Disorder Review". Empire. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  19. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (12 November 2015). "Jury And Audience Winners At AFI Fest 2015 Unveiled". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné (in French). Webedia. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  21. ^ McCarthy, Will (11 September 2015). "Gesaffelstein's countdown ends with the release of 'Maryland' soundtrack". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  22. ^ "Gesaffelstein - Maryland". VF Editions Shop. The Vinyl Factory. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  23. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (15 September 2016). "'Sicario' Scribe Taylor Sheridan To Script French Remake 'Disorder'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  24. ^ Giroux, Jack (8 June 2017). "James Mangold to Direct Disorder Remake". /Film. Retrieved 12 June 2017.

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