‘Sundown’ Review: Detachment Disorder

1/28/2022 8:00:00 AM

Tim Roth stars as a wealthy man tuning out of a family crisis in Mexico.

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Review: Tim Roth stars as a wealthy man tuning out of a family crisis in Mexico in 'Sundown'

Tim Roth stars as a wealthy man tuning out of a family crisis in Mexico.

Jan. 27, 2022 5:32 pm ETTim Roth brings quick intelligence and coiled energy to any character he plays. But “Sundown,” which was written and directed by the Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, presents him with a new challenge—how to dramatize detachment. The answer, it turns out, is with more difficulty than you can or may want to imagine. (The film is playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, with wider distribution to follow.)

Mr. Roth is Neil Bennett, a man of great wealth and the brother of British industrialist Alice Bennett (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On vacation in Acapulco with his sister and her two children, Neil is content to soak up the sun in a serene tropical version of the good life until an explosion of violence tears that serenity—and the family’s security—to tatters. At that point Neil checks out. Not just out of his luxurious villa, though he does that too, but seemingly out of his life. That is also the point when Mr. Franco’s film becomes a mystery, one that turns on the question of the hero’s motives. Why does he flee from responsibility instead of rising to it? Is he crazy? Has he conspired in a crime? It’s not a criminal offense to have an affair with a lovely local, as Neil does. (Her name is Bernice, and she’s played by Iazua Larios.) Under the circumstances, though, it’s certainly bizarre.

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Morgenstern@wsj.com Jan.  In its request for a restraining order, Apple said it believes the 45-year-old Virginia woman"may be armed" and"intends to return to (Cook's) residence or locate him otherwise in the near future. 27, 2022 5:32 pm ET Tim Roth brings quick intelligence and coiled energy to any character he plays. Cook first became aware of Julia Lee Choi in the fall of 2020, according to the documents. But “Sundown,” which was written and directed by the Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, presents him with a new challenge—how to dramatize detachment. The restraining order bars the woman from possessing firearms, approaching Cook in person, or contacting him through email and social media. The answer, it turns out, is with more difficulty than you can or may want to imagine./AFP via Getty Images The woman was barred from possessing guns and approaching or contacting Cook or other Apple employees, among other actions cited in the order.

(The film is playing in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, with wider distribution to follow. According to the court documents, Apple first became aware of the woman in October of 2020 when she tagged Cook in a tweet claiming he is the father of her twin children.S.) Mr. Roth is Neil Bennett, a man of great wealth and the brother of British industrialist Alice Bennett (Charlotte Gainsbourg). CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California. On vacation in Acapulco with his sister and her two children, Neil is content to soak up the sun in a serene tropical version of the good life until an explosion of violence tears that serenity—and the family’s security—to tatters. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Apple) APPLE'S TIM COOK AND GOOGLE'S SUNDAR PICHAIR WORKING CAPITAL HILL TOGETHER TO STOP BIG TECH BILL Choi allegedly drove cross-country from McLean, Virginia, to Cook’s house in Palo Alto – which she visited at least twice on Oct. At that point Neil checks out. / Getty Images In early November 2020, she allegedly sent a series of emails to Cook that contained threats and photos of a gun and ammunition. In another email, she expressed a desire for a sexual relationship with Cook, saying her patience was “almost done,” according to the application.

Not just out of his luxurious villa, though he does that too, but seemingly out of his life. That is also the point when Mr. You made me buy this instead of going for Christmas. "Given [Choi’s] erratic, threatening, and bizarre behavior, including her direct contact with Apple’s executive team, Apple’s CEO and with Apple’s corporate and security teams, all Apple employees should be protected by this restraining order," one of the filings reads. Franco’s film becomes a mystery, one that turns on the question of the hero’s motives. Why does he flee from responsibility instead of rising to it? Is he crazy? Has he conspired in a crime? It’s not a criminal offense to have an affair with a lovely local, as Neil does." Apple said the email also contained a photo of a loaded handgun. (Her name is Bernice, and she’s played by Iazua Larios. 4, 2020. When security told her to leave, she complied but then returned and waited in her vehicle, according to the application.

) Under the circumstances, though, it’s certainly bizarre. Apple said the woman used Cook's name, personal address, and Apple's corporate addresses while trying to register"dozens" of bogus companies. To Read the Full Story .