Saturday, April 27, 2013


This has one of the best premises ever. A police detective, failing to bring cases to a satisfactory conclusion, manoeuvers a group of small time crooks into a major crime so he can solve it.

This film was just released in the U.S. for the first time. We saw it at our local art museum theater. 

Not a perfect movie, but fun. And Romy is gorgeous.

What is your favorite premise in a movie?


Anonymous said...

Patti - Oh, I hadn't heard of this film before. I think that premise is terrific! As long as a premise isn't hackneyed, I really couldn't say there's one I like more than others. It just has to be believable and not 'cookie-cutter.'

David Cranmer said...

A film I had no idea about, Patti. Duly noted. Premise? I keep going back to MEMENTO.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

patti, this film sounds really interesting. One movie with a premise that comes to mind is FARGO and the character of William H. Macy though I liked Frances McDormand's cop character a lot.

Anonymous said...

Love MEMENTO too.

Never heard of MAX either.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Funny to think how few films actually have an inventive premise but how many books do.
WAIT UNTIL DARK sticks with me.

George said...

Rogue cop hunts psychopathic killer: DIRTY HARRY.

Todd Mason said...

Charlie Kaufman's films. Mike Figgis's TIMECODE and HOTEL.

Christopher Nolan's films tend to strike me as how not to do notional movies.