The actor who plays the Emergency Room Intern, Edmund Kingsley, is the son of Ben Kingsley. See more »
I was always inclined to be an ordinary man.
[standing in the market berating the produce]
You're drowning them. You know that? By tomorrow, beauty will become shite. Aaah! You should give these away. Where is your shame? Eh? Veggie-killer.
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Faltering chamber drama with assured performances
An infamous war criminal living in one of the states of the former Yugoslavia spends his life on the run from international authorities. Moved suddenly to a new hideout, he encounters a young woman whom he makes his new maid. An artistic choice was made, or perhaps one suggested by Ben Kingsley, to have the characters speak in their native accent, and in particular for Kingsley to produce a North Lancashire/West Yorkshire English accent. This seems odd but it works well and allows expression to come freely such is the effect. Despite a rivering performanc from Kingsley the story just doesn't ring true. As a piece of drama it struggles to find a groove and a plausability and no number of surprises in the plot changes that. Motivating an audience to understand a genocidal person is troublesome. The portrayal of a person bound by circumstance remained ambivalent for the viewer with no real insight into his feeling.
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