Thursday, 29 July 2010

How I Ended This Summer

How I Ended This Summer is described as a thriller... but I wouldn't say so. There an only be "thriller" if there is danger, and that requires parties to have knowledge, which only happens for around 1/4 of the movie. Now, "tense drama" on the other hand...

Two people are out recording readings (for something, doesn't matter a lot), when the more inexperienced one gets news the older one doesn't, and matters rapidly go downhill from there. While nearly qualifying for "slow cinema" itself, it paces itself slow to build up the sense of loneliness and isolation that really drives this movie.

It's a finely crafted tale, focusing on one "Pasha" Danilov, and we follow his slow descent into, while not madness, it does get very close to it.

Now, it is two hours, but well worth it.


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