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How I Ended This Summer

Thriller


 

Tensions rise between two russian men stationed in antartica when one keeps a life-changing secret from the other.

The strength of this movie is in its use of suspense. There is no shortage of 'edge of your seat' moments, and the cinematography is brilliant. Yet what could have been a modern-thriller-classic is ruined by odd periods of... well, nothing, as it seems to linger on many shots for no apparent reason at all. This puts a dent in the pacing of the film, and makes it much longer than it should be. Still highly original, and a good way to end any season.

Stefan Bugryn

Limited Release 7th April 2011
130 mins