Philippa (Blanchett), a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, has watched helplessly as her husband and friends have fallen victim to drug overdoses. To compound her desperation, the police - who are complicit in the actions of Turin's biggest drug dealer - have completely ignored Philippa's repeated offers of information. So, with the unexpected help of a sympathetic police officer (Ribisi). Philippa feels she has nothing to lose by taking divine justice into her own hands. A probing exploration of the modern world and its moral choices - you'll be mesmerised by Philippa's transformation from grieving widow to wanted fugitive on a journey through retribution and redemption, innocence and crime.
All the family enjoyed this film.Set in Milan it showed how corrupt certain people in authority are. Phillipa s trying to bring to justice a repectable buisiness man who is a drug dealer, and also has the chief of police in his pocket, so is outside the law. Cate Blanchett takes the law into her own hands and has to go on the run. Well worth watching.
A simple cheap film, no gimmicks / CGI / big explosions just a good story, brilliantly acted full of real life emotions and terrible decisions. A proper film, I wish there were more like this. Set in Italy, the script was written by 2 Poles, the director was to have been Polish but following his death was taken on by a brilliant German starring an Australian at the peak of her form. There is an American actor in it but he does well. The centre of the story is about drugs, money and corruption but also about how the central character struggles with all her demons as they accumulate. The last scene is gorgeously serene, a brilliant way to end a film.
Woman blows up elevator, killing a man, a woman and a child. Her excuse: she meant to off her husband's drug dealer. In jail, apart from crying a bit, she shows scant remorse. We are expected to feel sorry for her. This premise is ludicrous. So is the fact that a young police officer falls abruptly and hopelessly in love with her and then abandons his family, his career, his entire life to help the woman escape. This escape seems to last for ever, and, throughout, the woman never considers she should give herself up and face justice for slaughtering innocent people. We are supposed to applaud her attempt to avoid capture. The final scene teeters towards fantasy, leaving us wondering what the hell that was about. What little action there is is regularly dragged to a halt by man staring into space, woman staring into space, man and woman staring into space.If you're a Cate Blanchett fan you might get to the end of this without gnawing your hand off. Otherwise, avoid.