Belgian noir. The Break. La Trêve. Final Review.
La Treve/ The Break is set in sumptuous scenery of verdant green. Lakes, rivers and forests of trees. I was imaging those same limpid lakes and rolling grassy banks as being just the same-in ancient times.
The forest beckons, prettily innocent and sparkling in the sunshine. Yet on further glance, its insides are in a sort of silent shadow…Enter if you dare.
Perhaps the silence becomes strange in there. In the air. Like it sometimes does- in really ancient forests. After a while..
There are some really stellar performances all round in this drama I felt. To name them all might give too much away. In this nicely juicy, meaty murder mystery.
But I could mention the Police Chief and the young Policeman as two excellent characters.
Apart from the already described Detective Johan Peeters. Who seems so impossibly and exceedingly tall. And who has the ability to just silently stare into space. As we watch. And somehow make us understand the many myriad meanings of his silent cogitations. Or think we do.
Whilst affixed to the screen and metaphorically on the edge of our seats. In thrall to cinematic tension.
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