Director: Eric Poppe
“A brilliantly conceived, magisterially orchestrated drama.” - Variety
This third feature film from Erik Poppe (Hawaii, Oslo, MIFF 05) packs an emotional wallop. The drama hinges around a twist of fate that brings together the lives of a convicted child killer and the bereaved mother he wronged.
Morality, redemption and forgiveness are put through their paces as the director builds a forceful story from the very different perspectives of the two protagonists.
“A sensitive, slow-build script, original directorial vision and bravura performances turn what might have been just another high-concept melodrama centering on the death of a child into a highly-charged ride that is both gritty and poetic.” - Screen Daily
Leon is the kleptomaniac inmate of an asylum. Apart from theft, Leon has one obsession, Asa, his childhood sweetheart. A decade earlier they had arranged to meet on Leon's birthday if they wanted to … More »