A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.
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Good in parts, far fetched in others. Considine puts in his usual fine performance. Melancholic drama that misses the mark overall due to poor wooden acting by some of the supporting actors and the ending was a great disappointment.
Winner of the World Cinema grand prize at Sundance 2006, this atmospheric nail-biter, etched in stark, grisly black & white, is a triumph of diabolical filmmaking imagination, using the most minimal of tools to tighten the screws on the audience.