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Pleasantly malicious: Contraband
You should stay with what you can. This is the deeper morality of Contraband, a smuggling driller, which plays mainly on a container ship, in between Panama and overall consistently something too much happen to act too thickly applied. Above all, the film is a portrait of the New Economy in which you need money to make money, and in which everyone makes the other prere until everyone is under high prere. Also once again Latin America as a secretive utopia of puritanic America.
The brother-in-law is to blame. Why this full-rottel ever left alone is the biggest incredibility in this captive things are rich story. He moves to clear up, with the mafia and ensures a drug business.
To make use of recovery, Chris Farraday, an ex-smuggle, who together with his buddy Sebastian as "Lennon and McCartney of smuggling" Galt, but his criminal career gave birth years ago and started a new, donorous life with wife and children, and today as a braver "Family-Man" Sold alarm systems in Spieber Quarter, but again back into his "professional" past. In the scene in which one has seen him before, as he explains a pensioner, how alarm systems work, we know that in case of doubt later, we still know a role in this movie.
FARRADAY Anyway, a checker is made up for Fruh. But he is also the child of a criminal milieus, one of the White Trash, where every dirt has put on, the father sits in jail, and the sister is not very surprised when the brother moves kilos coke, but the spouse just asks if that his idea was.
"Look how you’ll come back"
Amis and her father: The Dad behind bars, who tells the Buberl, how proud he was on him, that he is clean, and then teaches him an illegal journey to tell him then: "Look how you’ll come back" – The dad woman yes, what he talks about. "Ego Te absolute!" Again and again, again and again.
A few million dollars counterfeit money should be smuggled by Panama to the US; Farraday goes to a container ship. But soon he understands that there is more on the game: the gangsters threaten his family. This is what the counterfeit money is good, he needs new bleeds, and that he has to participate on the ground on a daredness of the rest and steal something else. Things spat at the latest begins a measonable fight against the clock…
"Contraband" is classic genre cinema, what to do in Hollywood "Heist-Movie" calls – one "prey"-Film, in which a rough batzen gold, money, drugs or jewels from A to B, so, for example, from a bank Safe into the pockets of the Panzerknacker must be requested. In this case, it is first a drug suitcase, then a false money box and a Gemalde of Jackson Pollock, which is not less than $ 140 million.
Out of need
The shape of the whole is that of a rapid actionachist ride. It is quick to clear that Farraday’s prehistory is mainly serving to show us that he does not rob us of greed, but not enough. To make him sympathetic to him so much. In the end, he proves himself as an absolute gangster professional – a konner who nobody suits something.
A light European note runs through the movie: melancholy, breathing, a romantic respect for the scene as the picturesque New Orleans, lives in Farraday. This is the reason that the director Baltasar Kormakur is from Iceland – "Contraband" is the remake of the Icelandic thriller "Reykjavik-Rotterdam", produced the korm acur. The similarities with the original are only vague.
Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale play their main roles. Wahlberg, once rapper ("Marky Mark") and teen star ("Boogie Nights") acts clearly matured, but still suitable for the numerous action sequences that he has to play here. From Cooler Hard he appears as a rest pole in the middle of the tornado who unleashed around him.
Affiliate image for the banking and financial crisis
Beckinsale, other locations ("Underworld" 1-4) Even an actionheld, one discovers here as a character actress: Your figure is just a little passive, too much "female", to please everyone in the audience. Never does this woman who ubner’s Kate is all over, as if you had that the best friend of the hero had one in tea, while he brought the children – surely to her – to her. Giovanni Ribisi as upper rogue, on the other hand, works worse: a malicious rumpel styles breed in a world of man.
A lot of loose rides and not finished finishes are located on the wayside of "Contraband", not to talk about the screaming incredia. An amazingly slamful movie that gives away many things and still works halfway. Overall "Contraband" namely an atmospheric poet, effective and pleasant malicious entertainment film.
Amis and her father
He shows people whose tarpaulin consistently goes wrong, which always, where they are a problem loose, three new ones. Since an Islander that stages everything that is staged, one can not help but also recognize a meeting picture for the banking and financial crisis – everything is important "Contraband", in which all the dirt are putting on and the coarse gangs only smaller opposite, but not correct "good" – A movie for our time.