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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 04.23.18] United Kingdom thriller drama crime

It's not too surprising to see Jim Carey step into darker material. It's said that comedians have a dark streak and Carey's has always lingered on the surface; more so than most.

Dark Crimes stars Carey as Tadek, a detective investigating the grizzly death of a salesman, who turns to an author and his novel, a novel which features a similar crime, for answers. Along with Carey, the movie also stars Marton Csokas and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The movie is adapted from a David Grann story which appeared in The New Yorker a decade ago, and is directed by Greek director Alexandros Avranas who first caught my attention a number of years ago with Miss Violence (review).

The trailer for Dark Crimes is looking aptly dark and moody and there's an air of mystery and unease which I love. The movie has been languishing since it first premiered at the Warsaw Film Festival in 2016 but considering it's a European production that hasn't played anywhere else, I assume this has probably more to do with business than the quality of the movie.

We'll find out soon enough. Dark Crimes opens May 11.

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