Shot in pristine black and white, the film gracefully explores the long-term cost of economic and social disenfranchisement without dovetailing into misery porn. Here, brutality is organic and time passes slowly. The steady camera seems to dance with each actor as they move through cramped, dank spaces. In these smooth, talky sequences both are in perfect unison, calling attention to the film's overt fascination with doubles.
Glenn Heath Jr.
March 15, 2016