Thursday, 13 January 2011

Euro Thriller Duo

Kings Game is a solid political thriller from Denmark about an ambitious journo drawn into some murky intrigue when a political candidate has an unfortunate car accident and there's plenty of tension as the hack decides he's not the usual lobby pawn and starts playing for keeps. Though not in the same league as say Lives of Others this is a well acted political fable that will definitely keep your attention.

Profondo Rosso is a psychological thriller about a pianist who witnesses his neighbours savage murder and decides to investigate it himself, classic mistake. Directed by Dario Argento and apparently inspired by Antonioni's Blow Up it's a tense melodrama, Hitchcock-esque with a loads of style and a decent performance from David Hemmings. It's good but I dunno the plot is pretty hackneyed and the culprit wasn't too difficult to spot.

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