Tom is in his early thirties, his life goes back and forth between loyalty to his father and his violent lifestyle. He beats up a man who owes his father money and makes a living arranging crooked real-estate deals. He forces people out of their homes so he and his partners can take over the property. He also is a mid-level gangster and loan shark with a hair-trigger temper. His other side loves music and he wants to have a career as a concert pianist. His mother was a pianist, her former manager gives him his business card and urges Tom to give him a call.
If I were a doctor, I would diagnose Tom as having bipolar disorder. He is unstable, glowering, needy, enraged and manic at times with some calmness at other times. It seems like a slog to get through this film, I had to stop halfway to have a break from the constant turmoil. 3* (This movie is OK)
107 min, Drama directed by Jacques Audlard with Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh Dan Pham, Gilles Cohen, Jonathan Zacca Aure Atika.
Note: Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 7.3 out of 10, 85% critic 83% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.