FLick Affairs


“In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.“

“Prisoners“ and “Enemy“ were raising the bar quite high for director Denis Villeneuve, so it was a bit disappointing to read the rather mixed reviews for his latest thriller “Sicario“ after its premiere in Cannes last month.

The most frequent point of criticism though seems to be, that the story is told a bit too conventional for his standards... and if that's all there is, I could perfectly live with that! The trailer still looks very promising, I'd say. “Sicario“ stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and open in the US this September.