In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is ... See full summary »
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Julia is a drunk. She loses her job in real estate and at an A.A. meeting meets a neighbor, Elena, an addled Mexican woman who talks about having lots of money and a plan to kidnap her own son from the boy's grandfather, a wealthy businessman. Elena wants Julia's help. Julia says yes with her own plan to do this alone. Following Elena's plan, Julia manages to grab the boy, Tom, who's about 10. Now what? She asks for a ransom. Tom's grandfather and his money are connected directly to Mexican drug trafficking, so Julia is up against long odds. Will anyone make it out alive?Written by
In real life, Tilda Swinton, who plays an alcoholic in the film, cannot drink. She says she would fall asleep after having just one glass. See more »
The motel scenes in which Julia holds Tom captive that are supposed to be set in California have non-American electrical outlets, revealing the scenes' Mexican location. See more »
You know, the people here, they're really nice to each other. You can feel safe here. And we can help you. I know you. You live right across from me, we're neighbors.
Well, I'm not really down with the good neighbor shit.
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To some this film would be boring, long and drawn out. But to people who love film for what it should be for example plot, filming and acting this was a great film. The people who don't like it are Hollywood blockbuster, special effects junkies who wouldn't know a good film if they were in it..... what a shame!Tilda goes through the whole spectrum of emotions in this film quick changing from one emotion to the next. When a person takes on such a role as this, they have to enjoy what they do otherwise they would go insane. Oh and her American accent is flawless unlike other nameless actors. If you get the chance watch this film with an open mind and plenty of patience as it is a long film with many of the scenes nay almost all the scenes contain Tilda's magnificent performance!
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