It could have been so exciting! But not this time.
One of the least impressive films I've seen, yet there is every opportunity for intrigue and excitement. The ingredients are all there. People living under the shadow of communism and living at close quarters with a member of the secret police. Under his very nose transactions are taking place on the black market. Is Maria really in love with the secret policeman or does she enjoy the exciting life of teasing him with her unlawful acts. Inviting him to a meal at home and then embarrassing him by informing him he is eating food acquired on the black market from Romania is an interesting situation. The poker-faced policeman is torn between his fascination for beautiful Maria and his duty to report her to the authorities. Maria's giggling girl friends are a source of annoyance to me - there is just too much of this. The film is divided into three parts - the past, the present and the future. Thankfully, the third part is very short. Summing up, I would like to put the question: Where are all the good scriptwriters?
- Dec 3, 2000
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