Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she is a student. In reality, she helps terminally ill patients to ease their suffering. One day, she meets a man who will put to the test Irene’s convictions.
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There is a beauty of sympathy between people in this story. Although the psychological development and reaction of the protagonist is anticipatable and the structure of the film is quite usual, this film is quite good as a whole with proficient performance of Jasmine Trinca.
One star for the film and one star for the songs the main character listens to.
The narrative does not evolve quite logically. I needed more details to fully understand the main character and the stories behind the job she has chosen. Yet, the film doesn't explore the twisted character and holds her in abeyance.
A little too neat. A bit too well mannered. The anguish and questioning I would expect from those seeking death and she who delivers it is barely noted. This should have been, could have been, so much more grittier, so much more troubling, so much more real. Then I would have felt something for all parties involved.
3.5 Interesting protagonist. Some elements of plot too easy to see coming, like his death and the visit to the mosque. Enjoyed her general refusal to tell anyone much information. Nice scenes of her changing relationship with Carlo. Felt a tad on the long side.