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Perfectly told story, full 105 minutes entertaining, but unexpected ending
I can imagine that people, misled by "Frankenstein" in the title, will move on and find some other film, having seen enough horror movies in their youth, and cannot take any more. They are wrong. There are more elements of a tragedy. A pity that the synopsis contained no hints in this direction.
This is the movie equivalent of a thriller book, the page turner variant. All the usual elements are there: a large, nearly empty house, family relations that are not immediately revealed, dead bodies for no apparent reason, and much more. The missing element here is the all knowing, all seeing detective. That is on purpose, though, since the whodunit routine is irrelevant.
From the start I was taken away by the story, the people and the location. That there is no real plot is part of the game (this game). Steadily paced developments are going in unexpected directions, which is (again) part of the game. It glued me to my seat for the full 105 minutes.
The ending was a bit unexpected. I do not want to advertise myself as a script writer, but I could have added sufficient material for an extra half hour, if only to make it a real Greek tragedy. On the other hand, the producers may have a sequel in mind, and leave all options open for that reason.
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