In a small town, a doctor, a butcher, and a notary need to buy the mailman’s house to close out a major real estate deal. Problem is, he reads everyone’s mail before it is delivered. Once he figures out the plot, he decides he won’t give anyone the satisfaction of making money off his estate.
This cozy whodunit gets why murder mysteries are such satisfying comfort food. All the ingredients are here in spades: a small town with big secrets, mysterious deaths, and a brilliant but acerbic inspector. The skin of provincial respectability is leisurely peeled off to reveal a rotten core.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
David Lynch, 1997, United States
David Lynch, 2006, United States