13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
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An epic tale, as elegant, multi-layered, twisted, and complex as David Fincher's "Zodiac". As disturbing as "Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer" (David: Timo = Henry: Otis) sans gore and splatter. Watch this Teutonic gem in its original form, before the inevitable, crass, crappy Hollywood remake ruins it forever.
A creepy, multi-threaded, mystery thriller about a girl who goes missing on the exact same spot another was taken some twenty years before. It's a little hard to follow, and feels like a TV series trying to compress itself into a movie, perhaps at the expense of character development. The photography and sound design are very effective at working to create an eerie sense of mystery and foreboding. 3 stars
A gripping drama/thriller with solid performances and some really suspenseful scenes. Eventhough it bears more than a several shades of South Korean thriller Memories of Murder it clearly stands on it's own merit due to assured directing, great camera work and a haunting sound design/score. Extra credit goes to the actor playing Timo who did a fantastic job with a difficult character.
Bu Film, Pedofili iki bireyin birbirlerine olan tutkusu, yaşadıkları ve yaşattıkları buhranlar, suçlular, mağdurlar ve suçu araştıranlar da dahil olmak üzere olaylar örgüsünde yavaş yavaş sıkışan ruhlar üzerine bir kompozisyon. Ancak yönetmen bunu yaparken değer yargılarımıza dokunmayı değil olayların akışına tanıklık etmemizi istemiş. Bence işlenen konu çok hassas olduğundan Senaryo daha basit olabilirdi.
Odar introduces ... several sets of initially disparate characters — mothers and cops and killers — and braids them together gracefully. But he uses the resulting rope not to pull his audience up out of the darkness, but to strangle us in it. -- Alan Pyke, Tiny Mix Tapes
Leider steht der übertriebene Wille zum Stil dem Film etwas im Weg. Vor allem war man sich nicht zu schade, die Tonspur mit viel zu vordergründigen Effekten zu überladen. Ansonsten weckt dieses Debüt Interesse an kommenden Filmen des Regisseurs.