A mystery outside of San Francisco brings together small-town sheriff Paul Del Moral, Japanese author Aki Akahori, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.
Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, ... See full summary »
This was a good film noire – a favourite genre of mine. It is minimalist – with sparse dialogue. There are some good twists. One is never quite sure where this film will take you, with the flow from scene to scene unpredictable.
I felt all the characters, most of whom were unknown to me, gave good solid performances. There was nothing over the top (no histrionics) and each played their role well. The violence is sudden, but not over- emphasized. I felt on edge through-out this film. There is an uncomfortable feeling throughout. The music was appropriate and added to the atmosphere.
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