In the Electric Mist – Mord in Louisiana (2009)5209
In the Electric Mist – Mord in Louisiana: Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. With Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen. A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of ghostly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
“u0026#39;In The Electric Mistu0026#39; is a murder mystery based on James Lee Burkeu0026#39;s novel. Set in Louisiana, a no-nonsense copper Robicheaux investigates the murders of two prostitutes and an ancient murder of a black man. He crosses paths with some angry people and, consequently his life is at risk. The rich atmosphere, sets, presentation of culture and interactions between the characters look very real. Director Bertrand Tavernier really has captured the essence of the place. The cinematography is remarkable and the mesmerizing soundtrack is exceptional. The casting is solid. There is great chemistry between all actors. Tommy Lee Jones delivers is exceptional as Robicheaux. He is effectively supported by fine actors like Mary Steenburgen, Justina Machado, Kelly MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, John Goodman and Pruitt Taylor Vince. The story is halfbaked and somewhat of a mess as itu0026#39;s very inconsistent and the conclusion is unsatisfactory. At times, it feels patchy. The editing is quite poor and the pacing is very slow. Iu0026#39;d still say itu0026#39;s worth seeing for the authentic atmosphere, performances and awesome soundtrack.”