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Day Night Day Night

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Suicide bomber drama doesn't offer easy answers.

Movie NR 2007 94 minutes
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Quite brilliantly, the movie never explains the girl or makes her strange in order to ease viewers' mind; rather, it makes you nervous both for and about her. Viewers learn that she has a little brother and parents, but she remains isolated and waiflike -- even as her determination and ingenuity are combined with an appealing clumsiness and confusion. She's sure and not sure, transparent and unreadable. She's not demonized, but it's also hard to understand what she's doing.

The camera stays close on the girl's face throughout the film, but the focus becomes most intense when she's cast among the crowd on the sidewalk: Here, the noise of traffic, conversations, and even music from passing cars becomes almost overwhelming.

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