Thursday, December 15, 2011

THE GIRL BY THE LAKE/DON'T LOOK BACK



Every once in a while, a movie does justice to a book and this is a great example. Karen Fossum's Oslo thriller DON'T LOOK BACK gets an A+ treatment at the hands of the Italians. Pristine, perfect, thrilling. Toni Servillo is dignity itself amongst the mountains and lakes and murder in northern Italy. Even the music was right.

2 comments:

John said...

I didn't read the book but I thought the movie was darn good. To take a Norwegian crime novel and set it in Italy says a lot about Fossum's universality.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - I'm so glad to hear the movie lived up to the book's quality :-). That so often doesn't happen...