The Landline Detective (2020)


“No cell phone. No email, I don’t know if you’re an American original or a caveman” – Blanche

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A retiree trying to wade through his family photos begins a quest to solve the murder of relative 35 years earlier.

My Take on it – Amazing idea that works so well especially given the way that technology has taken over our lives.

The fact that an unknown actor like Dann Seki can hold this story all on his own for nearly two hours is spectacular.

It is a testament to his talent and the genius of the script which helps keep it so engaging to watch.

The fact that the camera stays on him the entire time says so much about the way that our lives can sometimes seem so mundane, yet so much can be achieved from a living room when all one needs to e equipped with is a phone and an inquisitive mind.

The dialogue of the film is superb and allows for us to get such a vivid visual picture of all of the events in the story jut via the way things are conveyed through the phone.

The story is set in a very natural way which adds so much to things and keeps the tension, emotions and suspense of the story quite high throughout.

Can’t wait to see what writer/director Eric Nemoto has in store for us in the future.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This movie was shot in a meteoric five days and relied on lead actor Dann Seki acting literally by himself, as all voice recordings of 15 other characters were recorded separately. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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