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A Russian teenage girl dies in the hospital giving birth. A midwife finds a diary belonging to the young girl which leads her to the dark, violent world the teenager came from. She was part of human trafficking and forced into a life of prostitution run by the Russian underworld. The young midwife is just trying to do the right thing but it ends up taking her into a secret world that opens up one secret after another and puts her life and others in danger.
A pretty basic outline for a film that is far from your regular crime film. So much to like in this movie. The acting, direction, story, cinematography, twists etc all make it a special film. David Cronenberg is in the directors seat and knows exactly what he wants from this film. He uses his grade A talent to achieve his vision. Dark, gritty, moving and very violent. The film does not pull any punches. Not an easy watch or for the faint of heart. A slice of the kind of life some unfortunates are forced to live. Viggo Mortensen again shows me why I consider him one of the best actors currently working. He lives, breaths the role and is so believable it’s beyond praise. He’s not just about his performance, he’s about contributing to making this a great film. The subject matter will keep folks away. I get that but they will miss some great work.
Take a slide into this world if you want to experience the dark side. A tough motion picture but a good one.
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