Dresses, lipsticks, sex - the "perversions" (and neuroses) of Eve, a young, very successful lawyer. Her days are a tightrope act between extreme eloquence and frosty toughness on the one side, and scaring vulnerability on the other. The climax of her career shall be the possibly forthcoming appointment as a judge, but this step seems to be interrupted by her kleptomaniac sister Mad who is arrested after one of her raids. Eve travels to Mad's town to stand by her in the jail. Their struggle about Mad's illness evokes suppressed conflicts. Eve stays at her sister's flat where she meets a girl who fights with her budding femininity.Written by
Frank Wallner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The boom mic visible in different parts of the movie. In one scene where Maddie is thinking about the past looking at the photograph, and in a second scene at the bathroom where Eve and Maddie take a bath together. See more »
You cannot run away from this. You're gonna need some help. Professional help. Madelyn, look at me.
What are you talking about?
Come on, Madelyn. I stayed in your room last night. Since when do you take a child's size five dress?
That's for Emma. I'm keeping it for her.
Yeah, right. What about the hammers, the tools, and the piles of other stuff? I've seen a copy of your file. You have a history of this which is why your bail is so high. Grand larceny is a felony. You're in deep shit.
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Fire in the Mist (Annunciata's Dance)
Written and Performed by Johnny Reno
Published by Reno Beat Music/Justice Artists Music Corp. (BMI) See more »
Walking the tightrope of the masculine/feminine aesthetic inherent in positions of power
Tilda Swinton is a marvelous actress, but she's at a real loss here playing a high-powered attorney, operating under a mass of neuroses, who is on her way to becoming a judge yet sidelined by family issues. Adaptation of Louise Kaplan's book gets a quasi-art-house treatment by director Susan Streitfeld, who wants desperately to make points out of symbolism but is far too heavy handed in her approach to involve an audience. Amy Madigan does some solid work as Swinston's petty thief sister, but Swinton herself is impossible to get a grip on. Changing her hairstyles and overall appearance like a chameleon, Swinton is icy and aloof. There's a good actress under all this artifice, but Streitfeld is too concerned with showing off, and everyone suffers as a result. * from ****
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