Vincent Cassel never disappoints and this turn as Georgio fits him like a glove. His love of women as intimate, play things to toss aside when they defy him or when he loses interest in what they have to offer and in taking care of them after they drain themselves for him (Agnes) is disturbingly realistic. He keeps them around even after cheating on them, because he enjoys the feels of power and sense of belonging they give to him. He likes women who are successful, who are powerful in their own right because women who are intelligent and have a life and career of their own make them "on equal par" with him and his own sense intelligence and superiority. But the women he picks lack emotional intelligence, lack of self-esteem and a sort of clingy desperation. They're desire to belong to him with his magnetic, overpowering charm is heartbreaking and pathetic in a way. He strips them of their sense of self. He negatively impacts their life personally and professionally (with Tony, he has witnesses to her outbursts and drug and alcohol, during pregnancy and later as a post-partem mom and threatens to use them against her and he embarrasses her at work, threatening her after she wins a big opportunity at the law firm). He doesn't mind and enjoys creating a life and a family with these women, but it also gives him ammunition to use against them if they try to leave him. With Tony, she has to take the time to reflect on why and how this relationship came to be and what holds her to him. Sadly, in the end, we see that she's still seduced by him, still in love with her ideas of him and what he could be for her and Georgio sees it too. Perhaps, she believes that she could change him or that he would want to change for him or for his son, Simbad, but Simbad is just another trinket for him to possess. Unfortunately, Simbad will learn this probably when he's a teenager or a young adult and realize the mirage of a father he has seen as his life is just that: a mirage. Georgio knows: no matter what happens in their separate lives and relationships, Tony will not and cannot ever "really" leave him. He doesn't even wish her hello or goodbye in the final scene. She's relegated back to being a play thing and something he can and will walk all over. Winning her back over with passionate sex, gifts, good times and good memories with him and their son, Simbad, but no real emotional connections. Over and over again. Tony is never completely out of Georgio's web, nor is his poison out of her blood.