Actress Una's (Annabella Rich) career has hit a little bit of a slump,
so when she's offered the daring yet possibly career-defining role in a
one-woman-play. Now knowing that this play could make or break her, Una
throws herself into preparations body and soul - but then again, how does
one prepare for a role about a serial killer killing male prostitutes?
inspiration from everything around her, from her abusive boyfriend (Callum
Beeson) to a
guy (Dan Rad) she has picked up in a bar to become her substitute callboy, Una
gradually finds into her role. Thing is, also gradually, Una's perception
of reality crumbles, and her character might take over her real life ...
is a deliberately slow-paced movie that consists mostly of long, carefully
composed shots and that often more hints at things than spelling them out
- and at the same time it's one really intense thriller, thanks to a very
strong central performance by Annabella Rich, who really carries the
movie, but also thanks to a script that successfully builds up suspense
throughout - also by intentionally leaving things in the dark and
presenting events out of chronological order -, all supported by a stylish
yet haunting directorial effort.
A film disturbing enough it sure will
stay with you for a while.