This is a slow burning movie, and it seems to start even slower. However, once the tension and suspense start to build up, they never go down. The movie is very visual, taking advantage of the grittiness of Bucharest, presenting a realistic view on the world, going hand in hand with the main character’s feelings and slow descent into madness. The scenes where she’s laying alone in the room remind me a bit of “Lost in Translation”, and sometimes the “lost” feeling lingers in the air.

I loved Maika Monroe’s acting, with a small bonus that the blonde hair and red dress sends great Caprica Six vibes. The story is good, and the music is excellent in setting the mood and keeping the mood. And the pretty broken Romanian spoken by the foriegn actors was actually refreshing, adding an extra layer of realism. All in all, a very good movie if you like slow burns, and if you watch the movie not to see what happens, but more to see how the characters act and feel. One of the best thrillers seen in a long time. Six popcorns.

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