A Lonely Place for DyingHD
Justin Eugene Evans
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It is 1972. An abandoned Mexican prison sits alone in the dusty Chihuahua desert. KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. Dzerzhinsky holds explosive evidence against the CIA; information he will trade for asylum in the United States. Special Agent Robert Harper must obtain this evidence and kill Dzerzhinsky or risk the end of his CIA career. As the two men hunt each other they discover that the sins from their past destined them for this deadly confrontation. Executive Produced by Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, this cold war spy thriller dominated the film festival circuit for two years! An official selection of 46 film festivals, nominated for 53 awards and winner of 29 including 18 for best feature film, A Lonely Place For Dying has been praised by festival audiences across the globe.
a boy's movie
silly movie. no suspense, no intigue, no real plot. just a bunch of boys running around playing playing cops and robbers.
Pretty bad actually
Cheap and amateurish without the cool indie qualities that would normally make that ok. Reminds me of a freshman year filmmaking assignment from a mediocre liberal arts college. The plot is thin, and the action is very repetitive. Seems like it was all filmed in the same three rooms of a dirty abandoned prison. The characters lack any clear motivation to do what they do the entire movie - look for each other, then look for each other some more. The shallow character development would have been fine were it not for the annoyingly fake russian accent and generally lazy acting. Nothing suspenseful or thrilling about this movie. Not even any real political intrigue. All the dialogue and "action" is based around some vague assignment from the past which went wrong and involved chemical weapons - that's about all I could ascertain. Like another reviewer aptly described it - boys playing with guns.
most of the gun play is unrealistic and the acting forced.
I had a chance to see this a few months ago in the theater and it was fantastic! You wouldn't think a spy thriller could tug at your heart strings and make you think about your life, but this one sure does! I must admit (through online anonymity) that I cried a couple times. The writing is impeccable, the acting spot on (especially Wincott, Cromwell, and Marquand), and the back drop is, well, lonely! Every shot is done quite well and whoever was in charge of the costuming sure knows the 70's!