Michael Kremko plays Adam, dashing young priest. Nadia Mansouri is a young woman whohas a crush on him. Her name is Eve. Get it? If you don’t, Jake Simons as a gay dancechoreographer helpfully points out the symbolism for us. Sure enough, Adam is tempted from thestraight and true path and begins a torrid affair with Eve. The jealous Simons starts underminingthe two characters. The dialogue is banal, even as it has pretensions to deal with Really BigIssues of faith and free …ill and whatnot (discussions that are awkwardly shoehorned in). Theperformances are sluggish and flat, as if the director ordered a full beat between each line ofdialogue. Good luck staying awake.
An odd thing happens in the opening scene. A choir sings, and halfway through, their soundsuddenly becomes a lot bigger and more expansive, and this for no apparent reason. Otherwise,the music is consistently solid, the dialogue is clear, and there are some decent stabs atenvironment creation (especially in exteriors, with the background noises of the city emergingfrom the rear speakers). There are also some nice moments of left-right separation. The track is in2.0.
The trailer is in widescreen, which adds insult to injury when we discover that the featureitself is in fullscreen. The flesh tones are generally good (though the yellowish in the openingscene), and the blacks are decent. Some of the shots are a bit murky, in particular night exteriors.The colours have good, warm, earthy tones.
Nothing beyond the trailer. The menu is scored.
This is a story that’s been done before, and needed more juice than we have here to charge itup again.
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