Sandra (Asia Argento) breaks off her dead-end relationship with Miles. She wants to start a new life with her Chinese-American boyfriend Lester, but the harsh rules of movie thrillers are set in motion by a trap laid by Lester’s wife.
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Interesting film. AA is excellent in this role. Cinematography is excellent. The lack of exposition is a plus for me. I would have liked a slightly different ending, but only because my movie tastes are a little simplistic.
Asia Argento is great. This film is not. She is so unique, she really needs just exactly the right kind of film for her to shine, like "The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things", which she directed. That role was made for her. Assayas is hit-or-miss. This one is a miss.
The first ten minutes are so promising but it falls apart after that, especially in the redundant dialog scenes through the film. It's amazing to me that Assayas comes off stronger in action scenes than intimate character moments. The ending is strong though.