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March 1, 2008
The San Jose Cinequest Film Festival
Serbia / Germany / Hungary
Crime / Drama / Thriller
Very well-made morality tale in the guise of a thriller as told in a confession to an unknown listener. Well-adjusted and creative only son of young loving couple has a seizure and is rushed to the hospital. A life-saving operation is needed. It will cost the young family $30,000, something out of the question for a construction foreman husband and schoolteacher wife. Friends are asked for donations and try to help, but it's clear they have nowhere near enough money. They place a plea/advertisement in the newspaper. The phone rings. A man asks to meet. "I'll give you the money if you do this one thing for me."
"I need this man to disappear. A man no one will miss. An evil man."
What could go wrong? How much is the life of your only child worth? What if you knew the target's family?
Tense and quiet and well-shot and acted. Surprisingly touching. This is not a bad man, but he's forced to make a terrible decision and then live with whatever his decision is.
Alright Michael?...forgive me but these responses are really all "asides"