Grace (Samantha Hindman), a woman arrested for the murder of several
people, is interrogated by Dr Lucane (Rod Glenn) who is to decide about
her sanity. However, the interrogation is not going at all well, basically
because Grace refuses to collaborate - which is odder than odd, as she
specifically requested Dr Lucane to question her. Thing is, Grace tells
the doctor that the people she murdered were chosen for her by voices, and
for Lucane that just sounds too unbelievable and would effectively mean
she's insane, which he refuses to believe. But there's more to the voices
- of the dead - Grace hears than Lucane can even begin to admit to himself
- and it has to do with tragic events in his own past life.
very interesting little thriller that's slowburn in approach and
concentrates on characters rather than action, characters who give away
their secrets only by and by to then still come to a powerful conclusion -
and thanks to a fittingly subtle directorial effort, a fine cast, and of
course clever writing that never tries to be too clever for its own good,
this movie works very well indeed.
Definitely worth a look!
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