Compliance

by Toby Woollaston

I know nothing about its director, Craig Zobel, except that this is his second feature after Great World of Sound (which I have not seen). By all reports, this thriller created quite a stir at the Sundance festival. I’ve learnt not to trust trailers too much as I’ve been burnt in the past. However, as far as trailers go, this looks fantastic. It drags you in leaving you with a sense of intrigue made all the more pertinent because it is based on true events. Its soundtrack and aesthetic alone piqued my interest. Which is interesting because when you break down what little narrative you can obtain from this trailer, it may be nothing more than a schlock thriller boiled down into a cleverly defined style. Opens August 17th in the U.S. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.

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