Sunday, May 19, 2013

Movie Review: Nightfall

     Sometimes you are just at the wrong place at the wrong time. A young high school boy comes to the aid of his girlfriend. She had his baby. Her father wouldn't let the girl go to school or outside anymore. The two lovebirds would meet secretly. One night the girl calls the boy to come get her. Her father finds out and the girl is beaten and killed. The young man shows up and is charged with her murder and spends the next 20 years in prison. Her father is a famous pianist, so it's his word against her father's.
     Twenty years go by and he is released. The girl's father has raised the baby as his own daughter and his wife goes along with everything. The man wants to see his daughter. The father treats the baby just as he treated her mother. The man learns all this and tragedy soon steps in.
     This is a tragic tale of  loves lost, futures ruined, murder, and abuse. Of people just not wanting to live and see the truth.
     I don't usually enjoy subtitled films but this movie is pretty good. You have to watch this when you can spend the time to follow along. The only problem with the DVD is that some of the dialog comes over in English and not in subtitles, fortunately, it doesn't take away from ones enjoyment of the film itself. Popcorn's on me.