Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to “start a new life”, but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
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Rudolph's spacious, delicate camera establishes such a unique philosophical distance from a plot which, on paper, is as suspenseful as they come. Moreover, the humor is so prevalent & so casually addressed in relation to Emily's psychosis that the film's tone becomes one of overpowering provocative obscurity. What are these visual & auditory abstractions within the scene transitions? What is this narrative symmetry?