Thursday, April 16, 2009

DVD of the week's a secret: The French film Ne le dis a personne or Tell No One in English, is a gripping, well-planned not to mention beautifully filmed thriller which pits a widower against the police in a game of cat and mouse.

Eight years ago, Alex Beck's wife was murdered but the body was never found. Alex was the only suspect and yet there was no proof he committed the murder. Suddenly, new evidence surfaces that points to him murdering two other people and it's only a matter of time before evidence that he murdered his wife will surface. He also receives a strange video email-one of his wife on camera looking right at him. What?

The twists and turns fit together nicely and the camera work is almost flawless. The movie also stars Kristin Scott Thomas who I personally would watch read the phone book for two hours; she plays Alex's "sister-in-law" and she plays a lesbian!

I won't tell you if there a happy ending or not (remember, it is a French film, they are notorious for their vague/somewhat depressing endings) but I will tell you it's one heck of a ride.

Bags of popcorn (out of 5): 4

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