Modern day film noir . . .
aamurphy57 from USA
18 August 2014
I stumbled onto Faith in Destiny on Hulu. It hooked me from the
beginning. Superbly acted (particularly the two main characters) and
beautifully filmed (stark yet stylish), it's the story of a man
(Killian) who made bad choices, paid for them, and now attempts to live
a better, more examined life. Knowing that a misstep, misspoken word,
or momentary lapse in judgment can lead to long-term trouble, he tries
to keep a low profile and keep out of trouble. Of course, as expected,
trouble slips into the picture sometimes seen, sometimes not taking
him on a new path. Although the pacing sometimes seemed to drag a bit,
I kept watching as I truly came to care about the characters and wanted
to know what happens to them.
A friend of mine once said that in film noir, no one is innocent. In
Faith in Destiny, everyone from the main character to the motel clerk
has a sordid secret, ulterior motive, or reckless abandon that drags
down those standing too close. In that aspect, Faith in Destiny, while
not a black and white 50s flick, is classic film noir.
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