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Middle-aged Maire's husband spends most of his time abroad on business. Alone in their large house, Maire fills her empty life by absorbing other people's tragedies from tabloid newspapers. Obsessed by the story about a young single mother whose husband was killed and the killer got away with it, she befriends the young widow who would rather forget the whole event and go on with her life. Gradually, however, persistent Maire convinces her that the man must be made to pay for what he did. Written by
Interesting, sad and realistic drama, more like a tv play than a movie.
The movie tells a story about a lonely middle aged woman, Maire, whose husband works abroad and children have forgotten. She has an alcohol problem and develops an interest in people who have gone through traumatic experiences, which are covered in the newspaper clips she collects. A young widow, whose husband was killed in a brawl and has not received any compensation from the killer, with a daughter receives her compulsive attention. She tries to help the family and make the life of the killer, who has already been released from prison, ever more difficult. The killer is represented as a fairly nice guy who just happened to be far too drunk and feels sorry for what happened. Maire does not really recognise her own problems until it's too late. Interesting and realistic drama, more like a tv play than a movie, a sad story with some black humor that might have benefited from being a bit more genre loyal to some direction.
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