Friday, November 25, 2016

SK1 (2014)

IMDb plot summary: An investigation by a young inspector who quickly becomes obsessed with stopping a monster.
Directed by Frédéric Tellier. Starring Raphaël Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet, and Michel Vuillermoz.

(Mild spoilers.)

The format of this movie is different from most movies of this ilk, jumping back and forth between the hunt for the serial killer and the accused man's trial. I especially loved how the movie jumped ahead to the most relevant points of its story, creating a narrative that spanned years and felt epic in its scope, rather than limiting itself to a narrower location and time as many other similar movies have done. The problem is that over its two-hour run time, it builds up to a finale that... never happens. The big question is resolved in an unsatisfying manner in the last few minutes of the movie. A very disappointing way of closing out what was otherwise a very interesting movie.

3 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Serial Killer 1 > Goldfinger
Serial Killer 1 < Eat Pray Love
Serial Killer 1 < The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Serial Killer 1 > Happy Christmas
Serial Killer 1 < The Tourist
Serial Killer 1 < The Magnificent Ambersons
Serial Killer 1 > The Dresser
Serial Killer 1 < Badlands
Serial Killer 1 < Bride & Prejudice
Serial Killer 1 < Star Trek: Generations
Serial Killer 1 > High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Final spot: #1087 out of 2536.

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