Curzon on Demand: The Consequences of Love

Patrick Kingsley reveals the third of seven films to be offered for free to Guardian Extra members through Curzon on Demand.

Paolo Sorrentino's tale of a mafia stooge marooned in a Swiss hotel is breathtaking in its portrayal of loneliness

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• Sign in to Guardian Extra to get the promotional code and watch The Consequences of Love on Curzon on Demand

There is one slow-motion shot halfway through The Consequences of Love that I always have to rewind. It's of Titta di Girolamo, the film's lead, sitting on a bed. At first, you think he's about to turn in. Then you realise that in fact he's taking heroin. Seconds later, we finally clock he's now no longer on the bed: he's crashing to the floor. Things are not what they seem.

But in Paolo Sorrentino's Consequences, things are never what they seem.
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