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Vincent Loreau (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is hired to ensure the safety of Jessie, the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman in his "Maryland" property in the South of France. While he feels a strange fascination for the woman he must protect, Vincent is prone to anxiety and hallucinations. Despite the apparent tranquility on "Maryland", Vincent perceives an external threat...Written by
Disorder AKA Maryland is a bit of a mystery about a bodyguard with post traumatic stress disorder.
I expected it to be a bit exciting with the plot summary on IMDb but it moves at a slow pace and is trying to be a bit of a psychological drama- thriller.
Which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing but the edge isn't quite there , it never truly gets suspenseful even though the plot technically have moments where it should be.
I didn't hate it or anything and the acting is okay but overall I think this is the type of movie that in a year I might have forgotten I've even seen because it plays everything so low-key and well the plot isn't all that intriguing or original.
It's in French btw, when I got it I didn't realise that as I'm used to seeing Diane Kruger in American films and well I thought Maryland (which is the original title of the film) was taken from the state of Maryland, USA but there is actually a place called Maryland in France as well and that's where the name is from as it's there it takes place.
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