Cailean has been giving into a demon of her own since she was a small girl, a voice within her that brings out the worst version of herself while also destroying the lives of everyone around her. Cailean tries to fight back, controlling her addiction and becoming a more responsible parent. However, this force within her is far more powerful than she can handle and her erratic behavior eventually leads her into death's domain. Finding herself at death's door, she faces 'Sariel', the Angel of Death. He serves as guide, jury and judge, a wry and tired elemental spirit charged with guiding souls through the underworld. In limbo her trial begins as well as her exorcism. Sariel confronts her with horrendous truths about her past and present, he needs to free her will as he too is looking to get rid of the overwhelming burden he's been carrying with for centuries.
Maritza Brikisak shines in this story of a woman dealing with the effects of a tortured past and alcoholism.
We each deal with our checkered past in a different way. Some compensate with drugs and alcohol. Some ignore it, but find it comes back to haunt us. And some live in the days gone by, carrying the hurt and pain around with them. While there are better ways to deal with what we have had to endure, some chose what helps them get through the day. Sadly, there are those who are hurt in the wake.
Cailean could be anyone. Her story isn't new or fresh, but it, like this movie is gritty and real. She has made choices in the past that she has carried with her to adulthood. Those choices bring her to the end of her life. There she meets - and deals - with Death. Death hopes to break her spirit and win her soul, except he doesn't count on Cailean breaking him. But how will it all end? What sacrifices will Cailean have to make, after death, and how will those she loves deal with her choices?
If you are looking for a light movie with feel-good characters and happy times, don't watch The Lurking Man. If you want to watch a darker movie with real life people dealing with real world issues then The Lurking Man is for you. Our 16 year old daughter really enjoyed watching with my husband and I. The Actors and Actresses portrayed their characters perfectly with settings and situations are familiar.
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