Limbo features one of the strongest performances I've seen in quite a while. Sonia (Line Verndal) has delayed joining her husband Jo in Trinidad to care for her mother, who's just had a stroke. But after six months, she packs up her two young children and leaves Norway for the Caribbean. Upon her arrival, she experiences much more than culture shock. She discovers that her husband has been carrying on an affair with a local woman in her absence. Despite his declaration that it was just a "fling" and that it is over, she can't seem to trust him, or to settle into her new life.
Though it might sound a bit like a soap opera on paper, in reality, the performances lift this considerably, turning it into a character study of a woman trapped in circumstances seemingly beyond her control. When she finally develops the strength to choose her own future, it coincides with a moment of tragedy that gives the film an ambiguous but somehow satisfying conclusion.