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Child 44 (Cinema Screening)

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Child 44 was one of the films in 2015 I was looking forward to most however I really knew very little about the film before today, that is how I like to go into a film though. 509 more words

Cinema Screenings

CHILD 44 (2015)

Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 2 hours 17 minutes

MPAA Rating: R for Violence, some Disturbing Images, Language and a scene of Sexuality

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa… 813 more words

Thriller

焦點模糊的叛國追凶

焦點模糊的叛國追凶

文:歌德

由瑞典Daniel Espinosa執導,Ridley Scott監製的電影《叛國追凶》,劇本改編自英國同名小說《Child 44》。看戲名以為是查案的驚悚片,但劇本各條分支過份散亂,不對題。

起初用大量時間主角Tom Hardy的身世到立功後加入MGB(KGB的前身)的遭遇,我認為主線過份著墨蘇聯的白色恐佈及他與妻子之間的迷離關系,直到情手足的同僚兒子被神祕地謀殺,心感不妙,才勉強貼近電影中心。

Tom Hardy為了不知是真間碟還是假的妻子Noomi Rapace已準備共赴黃泉,但竟然被眼中釘Joel Kinnaman在槍口下救出,送到有如人間地獄的鬼地方。其實這部份是頗出色的,讓我忘記了《叛國追凶》的查案中心,以為是一部蘇聯白色恐佈的劇情片。

但轉個頭人間地獄再現了相似的謀殺,不知是因想起友人的愛兒,還是因為正義感,Tom Hardy竟然在自身難保之下,與Noomi Rapace一起追查。

如果相同的事件發生在西方國家如英美,要追查不是沒可能,但《叛國追凶》的背景是史大林統治下的蘇聯,事情就變得十分不可思議,欠缺說服力。原因有數個,第一;就算是為了友人,追查變態殺人犯的的動機不足,因為在他們二人情誼有多少,電影沒有足夠交代。第二;他個人對殺人犯連面也沒見過,沒有任何特殊感情。第三;在當時來說,要查起來連將軍職級如Gary Oldman,也可以一瞬間倒台,可能還未查到已被殺。

《叛國追凶》雖然上下部份格格不入,編劇太貪心,想說的太多太亂,焦點模糊,而Daniel Espinosa鏡頭處理得有點生手,除了大量近鏡長鏡頭外,打鬥場面看得人頭暈眼花。不過演員水準是非常出色,特別是主角Tom Hardy,是近年少見的硬漢子的英國演員。另外也提起我對電影中變態殺手的興趣,真有其人名叫Andrei Chikatilo,謀殺超過五十位女人及小孩,作案手法變態得如英國的Jack the Ripper,心想為何電影不多談他的身世呢,必定更精彩。

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