Wednesday, 14 May 2014

“Collision” full of twists and turns

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

What a great suspense film. Directed by David Marconi, this complicated film sets everyone on a collision course of betrayal and murder – all in the middle of a desert in Morocco. Scott and Taylor Dolan are on their honeymoon in a hotel in Morocco when we soon discover that this is one unhappy wife. In fact, she sneaks away to meet her Aussie lover downstairs in the hotel during the night. She has hatched a plan to have her boyfriend kill him in a car accident the following day during a planned trek to visit some ruins. However, her husband decided to take another route and this is where the movie really picks up speed. Because her lover has been tracking the car they are in, he does manage to chase them and indeed they end up in an accident but another jeep jumps into the picture, along with a woman and a man. One seedy character in the jeep is a hostage but is freed as he kills his captors, yet no one knows who he really is until Salah, a fix-it man shows up. Lies, loathsome behaviour and clandestine plots have everyone turning against one another in an ending that leaves us stupefied.
An intelligent film with a cast that is highly credible. Transplanted Québécois actress, Marie Josée-Croze comes off as one of the devious double-crossing devil her gets her own comeuppance, playing a feisty female with a soft voice. Roschidy Zem as Salah plays an enigmatic hero who basically saves the day of those deserving to head home to live a better richer life.

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)