Fairly standard thriller from director Frederic Mermoud that tells a tale of obsession and potential revenge. Emmanuelle Devos scores here as a woman intently looking for the drivers of a vehicle that resulted in her son's death giving a tightly wound performance. Also registering are strong supporting turns from the ever reliable Nathalie Baye and D. Clavel. Scripting a touch generic resulting in middling results.
A tense thriller with good performances from Devos and Baye - and visually impressive, too. However, there were a few too many set pieces (e.g. the third car she investigates, the third door she tries at the house, etc) to make it really stand out from the ordinary. Still quite an enjoyable film though.
An unconvincing revenge story that doesn't manage to make us feel sorry for its main character as it should, being just another forgettable film among so many others and with many problems that are hard to overlook, like Olivier Chantreau's complete lack of purpose in the narrative. http://www.filmotrope.com
A total, let's watch this, mainly because of female leads. And what an enjoyable discovery it was. Wonderful performances from the two women, subtle, real, and ultimately moving. I disagree with someone who said they felt the ending saccharine. I thought it was the right ending for me, a mother connecting with her dead son, through those he cared for in life. Really lovely.
Tense and somewhat believable story of poker-faced mother seeking out those culpable for a hit-n-run. Reasonable central performances. So why 4* rather than 3? There was just something I liked about this, it was rather an unusual film that celebrates motherhood, I guess. Certainly isn't "Death Wish" garbage.
Chilling performance by the lead actor... Surprising plot developments; it encourages a lot of thinking about possible outcomes and turns throughout the film, occasionally playing with expectations. The atmosphere of the landscapes with the lake make for a gripping thriller right from the beginning. Recommended!
Made with a lightness of touch which deepens the serious and dramatic nature of the narrative. Lausanne, at once so ordered and prosperous and yet so creepy. The stormy weather and the choppy lake underscore the anger which drives the lead character's pursuit of revenge. Surely there's Nazi gold in them there waters - or worse...?