"A deeply humanist work, Troubled Water's true power lies in Poppe’s choice to switch from the narrative perspective of the perpetrator to that of the wronged party half way though the picture, resulting in a brilliant deja vu that establishes two distinctly different experiences of the same events" - EscapefromHollywood.com. A beautifully accomplished film in all regards. 4.5 stars
Ok that was really, really good. As one who believes the pairing of music and film is essential, I was instantly absorbed the second he played the organ. Through all the charm, the tension slowly builds. The music is a pretty strong ingredient in first 2 acts, as it adds to the emotion. A delight when needed, but immediately can be menacing. You gauge each character throughout, not knowing who to sympathize with.4.8
A man involved in the killing of a child is released from prison and the Mom of the child, who has served time in her own way, anguishes over the guilt of the circumstances. Both the Mom and the killer try to put the memory behind them, but the devastation of the event haunts their lives. The last 20 minutes is so tense it jumps out of the screen. Great acting by all, and highly recommend this very powerful movie.