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401 Ratings

Young Adam

Directed by David Mackenzie
United Kingdom, France, 2003


A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers’ lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

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Young Adam Directed by David Mackenzie

Critics reviews

This emotional detachment is often treated as an existential position, so the story occasionally suggests a beat version of Camus’ The Stranger, with the images’ sensual and erotic power often superseding any literal meaning. Despite the flashback structure, this is a film in which mood matters more than plot, while the hero’s heroic stature steadily shrinks. All in all, a very impressive second feature.
April 30, 2014
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