Before going further, let it be said that this is not a movie you will want to watch on a date Friday evening. This is very tough stuff and can be a little depressing. There are only three people playing in this movie (this is an adaptation of a theatrical play): the woman (Sigourney Weaver), her husband (Stuart Wilson) and the guest (Ben Kingsley). It happens in a non precised country in Latin America after the revolution, and the husband was just asked by the newly elected democratic president to chair a commission investigating the crimes of the fallen military regime.
The woman is a former victim of the junta - we know she was imprisoned for years and tortured at many occasions. And then arrives the guest... and his voice seems familiar to the woman. She believes that he is the man who tortured her years ago and decides to make him pay. What happens next? Well, you will have to watch the movie, because all of this was just the beginning...
All the cast is great but Sigourney Weaver is simply incredible. This is one of her most powerful performances ever - if you are a fan, you simply MUST see this movie.
This is a very difficult film. If you search to have some fun and spend a nice evening, it should not be your first choice. But if you need something harder, more difficult, more ambitious, different from the mainstream works, well, here it is. The movie has also a very clear "Polanski touch", which I personally always loved - and that means it is very smart, very surprising, but somehow just a little bit creepy... Be warned, this is powerful stuff, but really, really worth your time.