Legally restricted to persons over 12Lenght : 81 min // Ratio : // Format : dcp
From the outset, the characterization of the main character, perfectly played by Jessica Belkin, makes its mark and shifts situations with acuity. Neither sympathetic nor unsympathetic, capable of arousing empathy in one scene and exasperation in the next, Nancy doesn't cling to any stereotype. The camera never leaves her side, sparing nothing of her alienating routine or her managerial outbursts. The cinematography coats this set-up in cold, metallic hues. As night falls, the codes of the siege film and home invasion take their toll, but Nancy holds the helm, and Last Straw retains its singularity of tone and treatment. There'll be blood, confrontation and revelations; it'll be chaotic, nerve-wracking, and you'll be left wanting more.