Director: Anton Corbijn. Cast: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten. 105 min. Rated R. Thriller.
A meditative look into the day-to-day life of an assassin. If the movie's slow pace bores you, you're missing the point - because it wouldn't make sense even for a killer's life to be action-packed 24/7. Like The Professional/Leon, another great movie on the same subject, expression of emotion is the only factor that spells doom for a hired killer, and "Mr. Butterfly" here is no exception (remember that name; it plays a pivotal role in the story). Another mysterious piece of cinema, in which the rhythme and beautiful visuals (and Clooney's acting) almost put me into a trance.