A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART
2018, 85 min, Belgium/France, Dir: Jérémie Guez

An incredible stand-out at 2018’s SXSW, this tough-as-nails action-noir adapted from Dannie Martin’s “The Dishwasher” examines with unusual poignancy a world of weary, broken-down men and ruthless, sadistic criminals. Wanting nothing more than to live quietly, parolee Danny (Roland Møller) checks into a run-down motel and takes a menial job, still not quite free with an ankle monitor keeping tabs on him. But as he develops a friendship with the motel owner’s daughter (Lola Le Lann), it’s not long before his peaceful existence is threatened and he’s forced to revert to his violent old ways.


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