Top positive review
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on 6 October 2014
This is an incredible film. Hard hitting and partly autobiographical (from the director Erik Poppe). There is exceptional acting, some dramatic cinematography and with a narrative that it is never easy to see where it will be taking you. Sadly there are very few light moments in this intense film.
Filmed on different continents and with an international cast this is an ambitious film but one that for me, has delivered something very special, especially the acting which is particularly noteworthy, from the two main female leads played by Juliette Binoch and Lauryn Canny but also true of the entire cast. This is no lightweight film and it offers much to think about.
With some really great acting and photography and a thoughtful narrative this is a great film though its subject matter can make it a bit tough going at times – though I guess the director wasn’t out to make a light-and-fluffy film.
Although I probably won’t be returning to this film as much as othr Juliette Binoche films, it is one that I will be watching again and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates good acting in a well directed film.
The DVD has the main feature and Scene Selection but sadly no extra features.