Re: General Movie Discussion Part III
At Sono's request: I watched The Consequences Of Love the other day. Didn't see it as a masterpiece but intriguing, and very well acted and filmed. Very slow-burning and Toni Servillo as the protagonist is superb. It's a very restrained performance but that's exactly what was needed, and he's able to convey a ton of emotion despite the character not being a typically expressive person. Even though I'd probably class it as a thriller, it never kicks into hyperdive at any point and rolls along subtly, which is a good thing since it avoids clichés and fits in with the tone set throughout. With the mafia involved everything is very hush-hush and the director understands that. Great ending, not upbeat in many ways but a surprising yet logical finale. There were a few moments in the opening act that dragged a little but overall a good film that I think I'd appreciate even more on a second viewing.