First Christian film I’ve bought. Solid, although at times gimmicky, cinematography. Acting from lead actor and others, barring the son, is wooden and lifeless. Average film, the message is the message.
This is the first film I watch Angelina Jolie act in and she gives a brilliant, measured performance. Her accent is flawless and her characterization is just on point. A simple, quiet European-style film with little embellishments. It casts an honest look into the politics of Asia. Mariane’s breakdown then sudden denial is a bit shaky, but it can be overlooked and put in context of an overall strong and impactful film.