PLOT SUMMARY: EMULSION is a Psychological Thriller about a man looking for his missing wife. When Isabella [Claudia Bassols] mysteriously disappears from a car park her husband, Ronny [Sam Heughan], becomes obsessed with finding her.
In an attempt to stay close to her he even takes a job at the car park. It becomes his life. One night a prostitute is attacked in the car park and bundled into the boot of a car. Ronny chases the assailant deep into a forest where he eventually locates the car empty, apart from a reel of film. As Ronny avidly views the film he discovers the truth about his wife’s disappearance that changes his life forever.
MY THOUGHTS: This review is in no means written by a film critic, just someone who loves the Film Noir genre.
Film Noir, especially a Psychological Thriller movies are not for all. If you’re not a fan of film noir, everything in this film will be over your head. I am speaking from the experience of watching it with someone who just ‘didn’t get it’. On the other hand, if you love the genre, you’ll like the movie because it is visually stunning, the story is mind twisting and the end is pure brilliance.
The story is intriguing, compelling and mind-boggling. The audience is in constant state of flux as they try to figure out the mystery of Isabella’s disappearance, much like Ronny is and all kudos must go to director Suki Singh for an excellent job of keeping us in the dark until the very end.
As for the performance of the players, I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with any of them but Sam Heughan and he has such an expressive face, that you could feel and not just see the emotions his character was going through, and by the end of the movie I felt sadness, triumph and an overwhelming urge to hug Ronny Maze.
This movie is not playing in every local theater, but it is playing around the country and here is the FB page so you can check out if it’s in your neighborhood. I saw it courtesy of the director, Suki Singh, tugg.com and my FB Outlandish Chicago group organizers, Lori McKiernan and Nicole Spataro. My thanks to all those involved that have brought this to an audience that can appreciate these small and independent films which pack a mighty punch.