Stillwater film has been promoted by Matt Damon, Camille Cottin and Abigail Breslin along with several other supporting roles at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. This film also received an award from the Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival, for the Best Feature Film category from director Tom McCarthy
In this thriller drama genre film which lasts about 2 hours, it seems to welcome the audience who longs to go to the cinema, to satisfy all their longing and also to welcome the return of Matt Damon on the big screen.
Secrets Run Deep is the tagline that is conveyed to the audience and it turns out that this brings a deep understanding of the mystery that is finally revealed about the actual events that occur and also illustrates the complexity of the human mind.
Here is the synopsis of the film Stillwater
Bill Baker (Matt Damon) struggles at Marseille to prove that his daughter Allison Baker (Abigail Breslin) is innocent of the murder conviction of her roommate. She struggles despite the language barrier, the different legal and cultural systems she goes through, so as not to prevent her from getting justice for her daughter.
The film is inspired by what happened to Amanda Knox, who has also been imprisoned in a foreign country. Then by the winner of the Academy Award®️ Tom McCarthy the storyline is developed and given a deep message about human life, especially on the secrets that are covered up and in the end it develops into a series of misinformation based on the secrets that are covered up.
Matt Damon, who usually appears in action films, is now able to stir the emotions of the audience for his acting when he becomes a manual worker (Bill Baker) who doesn’t have long thoughts and only relies on his emotions.
His unfavorable relationship with his daughter, as if he wanted to be ransomed in Marseille and for a while all was well, when his obsession with proving his daughter’s innocence took over all of his common sense.
Although the duration of this film is quite long, the way the setting and the plot of the story are told can represent almost all the tastes of the audience so it doesn’t feel boring.
As for the role of Tom McCarthy, bringing this storyline into a genre that audiences never expected would come across, as if once again proving his success in bringing stories that contain sensitive matters by making it an interesting spectacle, as is the case with films. Spotlight (2015).
Interestingly again, the audience unwittingly learns the philosophy of life that is sought after by humans, through the figure of Allison Baker. Actress Abigail Breslin manages to portray a fiery character who wants to regain her freedom, then the audience is brought to her despair on the verge of freedom which of course raises many questions that will only be answered at the end of the storyline, accompanied by redemption and self-acceptance.
As for the angle of this film, which shows a lot of wide angle managed to showcase the complexity and complexity of the people who live in Marseille.
The pressures and preconceived notions of cross-ethnicity are presented modestly, without overemphasizing, but sharpening social issues that are apparently the same everywhere in the world.
For those who want to watch it, you can see it in theaters starting on October 6, 2021, after showing the screening yesterday sneak preview on October 2, 2021 and received a lot of positive responses.
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