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Attempting to lead a quiet reformed life, an ex-con finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter Clara. The peace and freedom he has found in this safe haven disappears when Clara is assaulted, forcing him to face his old demonsWritten by
Novice French producer and writer Jérémie Guez makes his full length feature film directorial debut in this stunning character study turned crime thriller noir.
This film is insanely watchable, mostly due to the overall soundness of its stunning cinematography and visual compositions, and the stellar performances notably from Roland Møller and Lola Le Lann. The great performances and old school tension are the key ingredients here, and they come together very intimately and surprisingly in this touching film about a man wrestling with his own fate, that morphs from a character study into crime film as the action grows more taut.
Although I'm not a fan of slow-burn films, this one is an exception. The 85 min runtime was perfect, and the constant tension and directors camera shots kept the suspense running non stop. Even the score was perfect and evident at the right moments.
For a non-Hollywood foreign-produced film, this is outstanding, and I hope it's nominated for multiple awards, deservingly so. It's a well deserved 9/10 from me, and I look forward to seeing more from Jérémie Guez.
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