Two things are interesting about the film.<br><br>The first and most discussed is the actress, Asia Argento. She andBeatrice Dalle are similar I think. They both have the quality offearless commitment - like Emily Watson in "Breaking the Waves" andnever afterward. They both have fumbled around facial features. Theyboth are known as sexy — only because of nudity and the roles.<br><br>But more fundamental to me is that they both know things. I believethat an artist has to both have talent and be truly an interestingperson; they have to know things we do not. Asia does. In fact, you cansee it even in her first movie just as she is hitting puberty. Thiswoman shows us a character that has qualities that this womanunderstands. <br><br>Streep has talent but no knowledge. Asia has less talent but shematters. This is one of her best. Don't miss it. Don't miss how shebreathes. The nudity and story is nothing compared the grace of hervisible breathing.<br><br>Here, she plays a woman who does what we all do: make compromises forcompanionship which if it has what we want we call love. The missingbits always catch up with us and with her the writer maps these prettydeftly into components of a thriller.<br><br>The structure of that thriller is the second notable bit. Of allgenres, the thriller is most plastic. Allowing many flows so long astension and guns are involved.<br><br>The story here sneaks up on you. Almost nothing is predictable. Itstarts slowly, and then bam. It goes off in an unexpected direction.The interesting narrative device here is that we follow her anddiscover things as she does. But she knows things, many things, that wedo not. She does get surprised as we do, but not always so. At the end,she is allowed to write the future, for her lover at any rate.<br><br>My guess is that if she had never gotten and displayed that labialtattoo, she would have been taken more seriously. And we would bebetter off cinematically.<br><br>This is a good one. Angelic.<br><br>Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.
Drama / Thriller
Drama / Thriller
An Italian woman who lives in London has a passionate affair with a former financial big gun. She also had a second lover, a contract killer who has to kill the big gun. Her second lover's wife is behind the scenes, pulling the strings.
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