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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Toni Servillo
Olivia Magnani
Adriano Giannini
Angela Goodwin.
Directors
Paolo Sorrentino.
Screenwriters
Running Time
104 minutes

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The Consequences Of Love
Toni Servillo is brilliant in possibly the most sedate crime movie ever made.


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Plot
It's a case of gradually learning that there's more to a seemingly harmless stockbrocker, who occupies his time between visits to the bank with nightly card games, weekly heroin fixes and a lingering crush on his barmaid.


Review
With Paolo Sorrentino's meticulous direction matching the dapper routine of fiftysomething Toni Servillo's hermitic existence, this is a stylish exercise in cinematic precision that's made all the more compelling by the drizzle of details which let us in on the seemingly harmless ex-stockbroker's secrets.

This is possibly the most sedate crime movie ever made, as Servillo occupies his time between visits to the bank with nightly card games, weekly heroin fixes and a lingering crush on barmaid Olivia Magnani.

Only gradually do we learn of his brush with the Cosa Nostra and his willingness to risk further punishment to help Magnani. The photography is sublime, but it's Servillo's mournful underplaying that truly illuminates the screen.


Verdict
Possibly the most sedate crime movie ever made, this is a stylish exercise in cinematic precision that's made all the more compelling by a drizzle of details.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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