The Narrows * François Velle (2008)

A not too good attempt of Velle to make his first English film. That is to say, the film begins quite good. Mike lives in the maffia society of Brooklyn, New York where he tries to lead a life as normal as possible. He works at a shady taxi service to make money to follow classes photography which seems to work out well. He is sucked down the drain of his native community and “The Narrows” takes a serious downturn with the obliged surprise knockout towards the end. Too bad. I wonder why directors still think they have to surprise their audience with unconvincing plot turns. The rest of the film is not bad at all.

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