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Benzina Review

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A pair of lesbian lovers flee the law after one of them accidentally murders the other's mum.

★★★★★

Lesbian lovers Lenni and Stella accidentally kill Lenni's posh, snobby mum at the gas station where they work and go on the run, intending to hide the body en route - but their attempts to cover up the crime spark off a chain of events that leaves their own lives in danger.

This low-budget thriller, based on the novel by Elena Stancanelli, plays as a kind of Italian answer to Thelma & Louise, lifted by one or two surreal touches and Regina Orioli's performance as a nervy young thing haunted by the ghost of her deceased parent. But ultimately the final twist is too predictable.

Rather poker-faced at times, but the girls' low-key love affair is quietly compelling.