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The road to redemption.,
This review is from: Clean  [DVD] (DVD)
Clean revolves around the character of Emily Wang, the ex-partner of a faded rock musician named Lee Hauser.
When Emily and her boyfriend became absorbed in a life of music and drugs she abandoned her son to the care of his paternal grandparents, and after Lee dies from a drugs overdose, which results in Emily spending six months in jail for drug offences, the story follows her on her journey to both redeem herself of her past and to regain the trust of Lee's parents in order to rebuild the relationship with her estranged child.
As well as her emotional journey, the film also follows Emily as she embarks on building her own music career which takes her to various cities around the world and features cameos from various real life musicians like Tricky, Metric's Emily Haines and Mazzy Star's David Roback.
As you would expect from this type of film the quality of acting is high with a subtle but commanding performance from Nick Nolte as Lee's father Albrecht, and while it may not be the best film you've ever seen, if you're a fan of independent cinema then this is an enjoyable and rewarding film and well worth a look.