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A modest man is suddenly seized from his apartment and interrogated by the police for what initially is presented as involving a stolen car, but its slowly revealed to involve a serial killing. Meanwhile Internal Affairs is investigating the manner in which the investigating officers work. Written by
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At the beginning of the New Yorker Video DVD, right before the main menu appears, a quote of Eddie Fleming fills the screen: "Just goes to show you how the mind works." At the very end, after the credits roll, a quote of Det. Steele fills the screen: "I don't know Mr. Fleming, how does the mind work?" But if you run the end credits a second time a different quote appears at the end, this time from Det. Prior: "It's about a fucking stolen fucking car you fucking fuckwit." See more »
Ah, the little Australian film, how we love you. Cosi, True Love and Chaos, Bliss does anyone in the world do low-budget films better? Next case for the defence is The Interview, a film which consists almost entirely of Reverend Bob from E Street and his offsider putting the screws to Hugo Weaving (legend!) in an attempt to get him to confess to a crime he may or may not have committed. It's claustrophobic, features a cast of fairly nasty characters, and boasts more dialogue per square minute of screen time than any film in recent memory (except perhaps Glengarry Glen Ross). It does, however, draw you in like the receding tide, doubling back and forth until you no longer remember just who you're supposed to be believing. It's worth noting that this film managed to provoke the longest discussion with a fellow movie-goer after it ended that I've had for a very long time, and that's a testament to the way in which the film leaves it to the viewer to make their own judgements, rather than spoon-feeding us in the usual Hollywood tradition.
It's not going to set the world on fire, and it's not going to shoot into your top ten with a bullet, but it's a thought-provoking effort which should not be missed. Give it a go.
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