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"8-Ball" is an adaptation of Elävien kirjoihin a novel by Marko Kilpi .
"8-Ball" is an intricate, multi-layered crime drama based on the modern noir featuring bleak settings and cynical characters. It definitely succeeds in acting, direction and cinematography or for that matter in every aspect a crime drama. Portraying the modern Finnish society, filled with drugs and violence, a girl becomes victim of this society and tries to seek redemption.
8-BALL is one of those movies which makes you think after the credit rolls and it is one of the modern crime drama which represents what is real; not abstract or ideal.
Aku Louhimies never loses focus from the theme; he successfully translated the agony modern sick fringes.
All the actors do their job honestly by submerging themselves into the characters and the outcome is exemplary.
Perfect camera shots capture every nuance with the neon filled nasty lives and background score adds the require menace.
Recommended to the all quality cinema lovers 7.4/10
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