Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Whispers Behind the Walls (2013) Kino 2014

A law student in desperate need of an apartment stumbles upon a chance to stay in an apartment that was split off from a larger one. Never mind that the previous tenant has disappeared mysteriously, he’s happy to take it. Of course the fact that his landlord is a sexy blond doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately there are complications…

Super small scale thriller that has a very high level of tension and lots of intentional and very uncomfortable laughs. It’s a perfect mixture of well-worn elements (naive kid, sexy blond, erotic tension, weird behavior, hints of danger) stirred together and cooked in a claustrophobic location. It’s a damn near perfect film that makes me think that writer/director Grzegorz Muskala studied every similar thriller and took everything that worked and distilled everything that works perfectly.

Why aren’t more people talking about this great little film? Someone has to pick this wicked little film up.

I’m not going to say anything more other than you need to get to the Quad Cinema when this plays this weekend as part of the KINO new films from Germany festival. For more info and tickets go here.

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