Set fifteen years after WWII, Noomi Rapace is a Romani immigrant married to an American doctor in US suburbia, when she spots a fellow whom she recognises as a Nazi SS Officer, guilty of war crimes - including the murder of her sister.
Plotting to gain a confession, things turn bad when she kidnaps him and brings him home to her unwitting husband who finds himself buying in to the games of 'is he or isn’t he', which then pretty much consume the rest of the movie.
A few dramatic unexpected twists and turns make it all reasonably convincing, and without these things it might not have been quite as grabbing.
Noomi Rapace is great in the lead role and pulls off the flawed and wounded victim well. The other performances are adequate if not dazzling and the climax brings the last unexpected turn which closes the tale.
Nice sets and cinematography depicting small town America that has just about gotten over the war but in this, has it resurrected just for Rapace’s character Maja and it seems a bit like ‘oh no not that again’. Worth a look if you like the genre.
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