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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Péitruss

2019, Max Jacoby, Luxembourg, 93 min.
With Peri Baumeister, Maarten Heijmans

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 28th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Mar 31st 6:00pm

“The look Jacoby casts over his city is one that we rarely see in Luxembourg fiction…boasts an aesthetic which is well worth a visit.”—Guilhem Caillard, Cineuropa

The cliffhanging streets and parks of Luxembourg City are the fittingly atmospheric setting for this noir-inflected crime thriller laced with dark eroticism. Deep in a gorge at the city center, the body of a young girl is found in a heavily wooded park. She was one of the charges of Lara (Baumeister), a newly divorced social worker who counsels orphaned and homeless youth. Lara is being stalked by her jealous ex, a police detective on the case, who targets her mysterious new lover Joakim (Heijmans) as the possible killer. An air of threat hangs over the sexually violent relationship of Lara and Joakim, and, when he is finally charged with the crime, his alibi begins to crumble in her uneasy mind, even as she stands by him. In English, German, and Luxembourgish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Samsa Film. (BS)

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