CWC D: Kristian Petri w/ Sonja Richter, Jonas Karlsson. Sweden. 106 min. Sep 10, 3 pm Varsity 7; Sep 11, 12:30
pm Varsity 7; Sep 18, 6:30 pm AMC 3 Rating: NNNNN This rudimentary genre exercise about obsessive Europeans and their alienated existence is as predictable as it is slow. Richter stars as the socially gauche Mona, who compulsively seeks out a serial killer after a chance meeting with one of his victims, putting her own sanity at risk.
Petri’s compositions are elegant, and he gets fine performances from his cast. Unfortunately, his thriller is thin, with little in the way of a sensible plot. Instead of being on the edge of our seats, we’re borderline drowsy, even with a persistent soundtrack that keeps banging on those ominous sounds. Dummmm, dummmm… snore.