Love

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A reluctant Yugoslav hitman working in New York City finds his fate inescapably tied with that of his ex-wife and her law-enforcing current boyfriend in director Vladan Nikolic's contemplative character study in which all reality is subjective. An orphan from Bosnia who has been forced to assume the role of killer for hire by a blackmailing former covert-operations agent, the man known as Uncle Vanya (Sergej Trifunovic) is told that he must complete one final job before he is permitted to retire. When the simple money-for-drugs deal goes south and Uncle Vanya is forced to take a hostage, an already complicated situation takes a further turn for the worse when it's revealed that Uncle Vanya's hostage is none other than his former wife, Anna (Geno Lechner). As Anna's current boyfriend uses his police authority to close in on the pair and Uncle Vanya's enraged boss dispatches his bumbling thugs to scour the city for the killer-in-hiding, Uncle Vanya and Anna attempt to reconcile their past while begrudgingly acknowledging that a future together is impossible.

Cast

Sergij Trifunovic
as Vanya Nevakovick
Geno Lechner
as Anna Petrovic
Peter Gevisser
as Dirk Malloy
Didier Flamand
as Jean Mitnick Rochand
Mario Padula
as Emanuel LaPalma
Al Naz
as Ali Mabuz
Eric Frandsen
as Agent William Hayes
Liat Glick Levo
as Faye LeGrande
Kerry Rossi
as Mina Gordon
Mariano Mederos
as Rivera / Gomez
Mark Perez
as Bodyguard
Howell Seth Mayer
as Middle Aged Man
Renata Darlen
as Young Woman
Eugenio Arias
as Receptionist
Adam Epstein
as Off Duty Cop
Al Burgo
as Jason
Sxip Shirey
as Sxip Shirey
Jim Browne
as Elevator Repairman
Wendy Maples
as Woman Shot in Hotel
John Rodriguez
as Bartender
Rick Sirianni
as Policeman No. 1
Bob Stack
as Doctor
Piotr Chomiak
as Drag Queen
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Critic Reviews for Love

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (6)

  • The action is compelling, the film good looking, the acting first rate and the circumstances -- people from neglected nations in an alienating if not hostile urban landscape -- is moving.

    Mar 16, 2006

    John Anderson

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • The film is an atmospheric and complex thriller that, while not quite living up to its thematic ambitions, more than sustains interest along the way.

    Mar 16, 2006
  • The story unfolds in nonlinear fashion, with the same events being shown several times, from different perspectives. The concept works especially well with the murder spree that sets up the movie.

    Feb 17, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • Cool, mysterious and defiantly foreign, the mournful thriller Love plays out on the immigrant fringes of an indifferent New York City.

    Feb 16, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • A multi-perspectival film vastly superior to Crash, Vladan Nikolic's dynamic thriller Love reinvigorates a stale cinematic format and imparts a compelling message all without a single head-on collision.

    Feb 14, 2006
  • Serbian cinematographer Vladimir Subotic's photography transforms New York's outlying neighborhoods and anonymous streets into a weather-beaten dreamscape suffused with mystery, danger and the hope of heaven.

    Feb 17, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

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