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Canada 2020
produced by
Tamara Dupuis, Francesco Giannini, Daniel Roy for Franky Films
directed by Francesco Giannini
starring Carolina Bartczak, Yumiko Shaku, Mark Gibson, Bailey Thain, Julian Richings, Val Mervis, Vlasta Vrana, Dawn Ford, Genti Bejko, Kathleen Fee, Kayo Yasuhara, Mohamed El-Husseini, Kim Richardson, Rebecca Rowley, Marc Natoli, Georgie Iordanidis
story by Francesco Giannini, screenplay by Derrick Adams, Adam Kolodny, music by Michael Vignola

review by
Mike Haberfelner

On the run from her abusive husband, pregnant Naomi (Yumiko Shaku) has put up temporary residence in a hotel to plan her next steps, knowing herself out of her husband's reach. But in presumed safety, it doesn't take her long to catch a very aggressive flu virus that seems to slowly kill her ...

Julian (Julian Richings) is a guest at the same hotel as Naomi who's as inconspicious as they come - apart from the fact of course that he carries vials containing the new flue virus with hi, with the very intention of releasing them ...

Branden (Mark Gibson), Val (Carolina Bartczak) and their daughter Kelly (Bailey Thain) are presently between apartments, so they have taken up a room at the same hotel. Thing is, Val wants to take this occasion to grab Kelly and leave Branden, who has abused her and - as she only now finds out - Kelly for quite some time. She manages to send Kelly ahead while Branden's sleeping, but when Branden wakes up, she knows no other way to escape than locking herself in the bathroom. And the cries and moans from the hallway suggest she has sent Kelly to anything but safety ...


Now even if the threat is something completely else, Hall for the most part plays like a zombie movie - but not one that's weighed down by the concept and genre mainstays but uses them to lift its story, and relies more on characters and their backstories than on scare tactics to keep the film running. And these backstories are at least as interesting as just another pandemic thriller, with a competent cast and a directorial effort that's grounded and atmospheric at the same time adding to a whole that's well worth a watch!

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