Set in Buernos Aires, Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath forced to rent his insane mother’s room to Jack Carney. Carney appears normal at first but as their friendship develops Adrian suspects that Jack may be the government mercenary turned serial killer who has been terrorizing the city.
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There is one scene in particular that stands out for me when Jack looks at Laura and you can't tell if he wants to kill her or have sex with her. Colin Firth does an amazing job as usual with this cross between 'Psycho' and 'The Tenant'.
Martin Donovan's Apartment Zero is a Hitchcock-worthy political thriller nicely shot on location in Buenos Aires in the 1980s, a period when Argentina's economy lagged and people mysteriously disappeared. Colin Firth's character Adrian, a cinema owner in need of a roommate to save money, turns to Hart Bochner's Jack Carney whose seductive good looks belies his secret past and present. Excellent cast in taut drama.
Fellow reviewers here have clearly lost their minds on this one or simply saw it while stoned. The sub-amateur script gives up even trying to work halfway through and it just becomes an embarrassing, laughable muddle. Half-cocked attempts at edginess and endless seductive staring cannot salvage the cadaver of this silly turkey.