DVD info from Amazon.
Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1
tell if the fuzzy video is the fault of the DVD or the
original, but it is often blurry.
For some reason, the film includes an almost unrelated
epilogue which takes place after Kiberlain emigrates to the USA and
becomes a homeless street person in the USA. It was always her dream
to move there, inspired by bedroom talks with her first lover in the
small town. I guess this is meant to be ironic, showing that her deep
feeling of betrayal is based upon a false sense of loss. This section
appears to be shot on video, although the rest of the movie is on
I thought this movie had
some good moments, and the two main characters were sort of
interesting, but the story just wanders and wanders, with no real
economy or focus. At one point, there is what seems like a twenty
minute encounter between the detective and his ex-wife, which seems
like a complete departure from the storyline. The film technique
varied from straightforward realism to all kinds of over-saturated
effects. I didn't find this film much to my taste, either as serious
cinema or as entertainment.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.