Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Memory of a Killer :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews

The Memory of a Killer :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews

I've just finished the movie: again. It's one of those that you can watch again, because there's so much going on, so much detail and character development.
Jan Decleir is marvelous. So good at his job, such a terrible job, but he has drawn personal moral lines that he will not cross. And when his bosses cross the line he won't, he sets out to punish them for it. One by one he brings them down.
The soundtrack, by Stephen Warbeck, is superb. Haunting, never overwhelming, a song of memory and loss.
Watch it. Listen to it. And pay attention to the skill of Jan Decleir, bringing this killer to life with such finesse, such conviction, that we can't help but ache for his loss.

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