Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Twenty five years ago driven by the rebellion gang a young man killed the catholic brother of a small boy. The boy witnessed the face of him even though it was covered with mask. In today’s age of reality television, the media is fixing their meeting. Yes, we all expect some great conflict in the moment when they meet but hey wait…that just happens in the climax.

It’s more drama and less thrills; so don’t watch it if you don’t have patience of watching slow narration or drama sponsoring films. Self interrogation was the theme of the film and that’s the reason why dialogues are more like internal monologues or interplay of emotions between these two characters. The movie is too lagging, out and out dialogue driven with minimal moving action and still it breathes thrill and tension in some of the compelling psychological scenes. Even though there are so many flaws, there are two reasons why you watch this film- it’s directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegal who gave Oscar nominated ‘Downfall’. (Probably the best film ever made on the last days of Hitler) Second, there are two fine actors who gave finest topnotch performances showing their guilt and shame- Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt.
The film won two awards in ‘World Cinema’ category for Best Dramatic Direction and Screenplay writing in Sundance Film Festival this year.

Ratings- 7/10

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