The December Challenge 2 - Film #83
A missed opportunity for sure, and one that has a few bright sparks that make you yearn for the film that could have been.
One of those bright sparks is Rufus Sewell, who should have been born in the early 1900s because he is made for film noir. He is also the only one that doesn't ham up the dialogue, he knows how it should be read, whereas someone like Akerman reads it like a regular script. This is the best performance I've seen from an actor I don't generally enjoy.
Another shining light are some of the technical elements, mostly the score and pretty photography. It doesn't nail all the classic film…