The road to redemption is fraught with temptation.
When a sex offender undergoing rehabilitation picks up an attractive young girl from the side of the road, his life takes an unexpected turn.
I intend this film to challenge audiences – the story is tense from the get go, the meeting of the characters is fraught with emotional strain, but Martin and Renee, while not always sympathetic, have charm.
They are both on a ‘journey’ and their accidental meeting throws up all sorts of questions, the central one being, what would you do if you were in Martin’s shoes?
The situation that develops between him and Renee is his worst nightmare. If he does the wrong thing he will end up back in prison.
The tension builds throughout. Red blood, white wine and distorted reflections and shadows convey a nightmarish quality.
Reality shifts as Martin and Renee have a halting heart to heart, never actually revealing the truth to each other, but telling the audience plenty. The sympathy is with both characters as the drama plays out, but the story is Martin’s as Renee reveals her sad side and Martin turns from dark to light.