Director: Fatih Akin. Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar. 106 min. Rated R. Germany/France. Crime/Drama.
This Golden Globes Best Foreign-Language Film winner and Cannes Best Actress winner opens with unfathomable calamity befalling a German mother - and ends with a concept which people of a certain region of the world are commonly accused of subscribing to. A mention of the concept would entirely spoil the ending, but the movie skillfully demonstrates how when desperate, any of us are capable of performing such acts. It's not about which country you're from or how you're brought up. The film suggests ... it's human nature.