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The Lodger Review

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When a mysterious new lodger (Novello) moves into the London home of the Bunting family, his odd behaviour and secrecy marks him out as a strange fish. Could he be the feared 'Avenger', responsible for the nighttime murders of blonde women?

★★★★★

With a newly commissioned Nitin Sawhney score, Hitchcock’s adaptation of Marie Belloc Lowndes’ Jack The Ripper-inspired novel owes much to German Expressionism and the sense of mischief that would become Hitch’s trademark. Flawed, but fascinating.

Sawhney's score brings contemporary melodies to Hitch's silent delight.

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