December 6, 2022

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When the neighbor keeps surprises – Libero Quotidiano

Giorgio Carbone

Born in Tortona (AL) on December 19, 1941. Graduated in Law in Pavia. Journalist since 1971. Actress Ida Maeda has been married for 45 years. Two sons. Film critic (my name) for “La Notte” from 1971 to 1995. For “Libero” from 2000 to today. Author of three dictionaries: Film Dictionary (1978-1990); All films (from 1991 to 1999); Television Dictionary (1993).

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The balcony on the lake Sky Cinema 1 at 9.15pm with Samuel Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington. Directed by Neil Labott. 2009 USA production. Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes

the plot A young interracial couple (white, it’s pretty black) moves into a residential neighborhood. Dream place, great views. The first neighbor they meet is a black police officer. A strict and reliable man who pretends to be the guardian of the neighborhood. Proximity is welcome at first. With this type, thieves and criminals generally stay away. But the guy soon turned out to be intrusive, already aggressive, and even dangerous. Because he hated the mixing of races, the union immediately seemed offensive and uncomfortable. Soon the young husband finds himself on a bad path.

why do you see it Because the plot is baffling and immediately runs into its pre-calculated political mistake (because once black is the villain in the situation. Moreover, the director knows how to increase the tension. At first the tension is almost intangible, then it escalates relentlessly. With the threat of a villain like Jackson not going Nobody is betting on the pale Patrick Wilson.

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