Heaven

Synopsis: From the Director of Run Lola Run…..

The star power of Cate Blanchett (The Shipping News, The Lord Of The Rings) and Giovanni Ribisi (Gone In 60 Seconds, Boiler Room) propels this luminous and intensely haunting motion picture from the acclaimed director of Run Lola Run and Winter Sleepers! Philippa (Blanchett), a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, has watched helplessly as her husband and friends have fallen victim to drug overdoses. To compound her desperation, the police – who are complicit in the actions of Turin’s biggest drug dealer – have completely ignored Philippa’s repeated offers of information. So, with the unexpected help of a sympathetic police officer (Ribisi), Philippa feels she has nothing to lose by taking divine justice into her own hands! A probing exploration of the modern world an its moral choices — you’ll be mesmerized by Philippa’s transformation from grieving widow to wanted fugitive on a journey through retribution and redemption, innocence and crime!
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Heaven 9.0

It was meant to be the first part of a new trilogy by ‘Trois Couleurs: Bleu-Blanc-Rouge’ director Krzysztof Kieslowski before he died. His co-author, Krzysztof Piesiewicz continued without him, and three different directors were chosen to complete the series.

This one, helmed by ‘Run Lola Run’ and ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’ director Tom Tykwer, is a marvellous film on its own, and it is hard to imagine that the two other parts (‘L’enfer’ and ‘Nadzieja’) could ever stand as tall – if only based on the depth of Cate Blanchett’s performance (which is a must-see!). Giovanni Ribisi has also never been better, going for a nuanced approach that works very well for his character.

This story of two people bound together by more than just extenuating circumstances, is nothing less than powerful, edge-of-your-seat drama, and it mesmerizes all the way to its abstract-yet-satisfying end. Cinema at its finest.

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