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Nothing Personal
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne (Lotte Verbeek) observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara. During her travels, she discovers a house that is home to a hermit, Martin, (Stephen Rea). He is a man in his prime living a solitary life in a secluded house… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not since Flashdance has a lobster dinner been seasoned with so much unspoken emotion."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The whole thing is a pleasure to watch, though, because Verbeek and Rea telegraph volumes of subtext beneath the dialogue they're given, speaking to the human need for emotional and physical contact -- and the fear of the responsibilities and costs."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Small-scale drama gains from its performances and location photography."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Two loners in an Irish coastal house negotiate their emotional distance in this debut feature, with an implausible script undermining strong performances and visual ambition."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Director-writer Urszula Antoniak, in her first big-screen feature, keeps dialogue to a minimum while concentrating on visual style."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"...a nice debut film, deliberately crafted, placidly powerful, and sensibly touching, with a dash of stubborn frivolity tossed in for effective measure."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"subtle and composed"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"[Follows] a familiar path that's energized by subtle lead performances."
‑ Nick Schager, Time Out New York
"An exquisite elegy to privacy and solitude."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"A meditative drama that explores in rich and rewarding ways the luxury of solitude in the lives of two strangers who both love being alone."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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