BAD FAITH

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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.

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