Ariadni (2002)

  |  Crime, Mystery, Romance


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27 June 2007 | ajji-2
| Breezy mystery-romance thriller from Greece.
The first thing I noticed is that this is not really a 'film' (as in celluloid), but more like a tele-play, shot with TV cameras. The second thing I noticed was the location, which is gorgeous. The story takes places on a picturesque Greek island, where a rich businessman and art gallery-owner has been found dead on his yacht, and an artist (who was the last person to see him alive) is suspected of murder. The artist tries to clear his name, but his only alibi is an enigmatic & attractive young lady who, as it happens, has seemingly disappeared.

The film is briskly-paced, and fills in the back-story via 'flashbacks' (except there is no indication of when the flashback begins or ends, thus adding to the mystery). The cinematography is very pleasing, the shots are really well- composed, etc. The music is also very nice, and the soundtrack even includes parts of Pink Floyd and Deep Purple songs (which I like). The actors are uniformly good, and the 'mysterious' heroine is played by a strikingly beautiful actress, whom I wouldn't mind seeing more of. However, the mystery is slight and not all that hard to fathom, so the story remains just mildly interesting and doesn't really feature any surprises or twists or shocks, as such. Still, it is a pleasant enough distraction for an evening, and at 75 minutes, doesn't seem to outstay its welcome.

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