Dancer Upstairs, The

Rating = B

Filmed in rich colors, the movie looks great. I don't agree with the critics who say it is too slow: it maintains sufficient intensity throughout and I enjoyed watching the characters doing their police procedural and other work. The story is of a serious man trying to find a way to live a decent life and do his job in a country caught in a war between a corrupt government and terrorist revolutionaries. His eyes and heart stray from his superficial wife to his young daughter's elegant and sensitive modern dance teacher, and he is ultimately forced to betray some of his principles in order to maintain others.