Rooted in pervasive anxiety about terrorism and shot on the fly in New York, writer-director Jeff Stanzler's nutty digital-video parable of dysfunctions large and small is temporarily rescued from complete preposterousness by the grounded performances of its eclectic international cast, notably Robin Wright Penn, Tunisian actor-director Abdellatif Kechiche,...read more
Ashade (Abdel Kechiche), a NYC taxi driver encounters a strange fare in Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn). Bitter from a recent divorce, Phoebe forces friendship upon Ashade who accepts it very reluctantly. When she learns of Ashade's family's legal problems, she imposes upon him further. This imposition reveals a dangerous side to Phoebe, causing Ashade to flee their brief friendship. Phoebe retaliates in spite, turning Ashade's life upside-down. In order to put his life back in order, Ashade must seek out Phoebe and enlist her help, and in doing so, he learns about and falls prey to her dark secret.