Separation City

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"A tale of falling out of love for the first time."
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 5.7  (974)

Separation City is a romantic comedy-drama set in the picturesque city of Wellington, New Zealand. Directed by Paul Middleditch, the film follows the life of Simon (Joel Edgerton), a successful advertising executive who is happily married to his wife Pam (Danielle Cormack). Simon and Pam have a young daughter and their life is seemingly perfect until Simon meets Katrien (Rhona Mitra), a free-spirited artist who is visiting New Zealand from Europe.

Simon and Katrien quickly become friends, bonding over their shared love for art and their dissatisfaction with their respective relationships. As they spend more time together, Simon finds himself increasingly drawn to Katrien, and they begin an affair. The rest of the film follows the aftermath of this decision as Simon attempts to navigate the complicated emotions that come with cheating on his wife, and Katrien must decide whether or not to continue a relationship with a man who is still married.

The film explores themes of love, marriage, infidelity, and the consequences of our actions. All the while, the backdrop of Wellington's stunning scenery adds to the movie's dreamlike quality, making it a feast for the eyes. In addition to the romance at its center, Separation City also delves into the nuances of male friendships and the ways in which they can be tested when one member of the group decides to be unfaithful.

Joel Edgerton gives a nuanced performance as Simon, a character who is both flawed and sympathetic, and Rhona Mitra is captivating as Katrien, a woman who seems to be in search of something more than what her current relationship can offer her. Danielle Cormack rounds out the lead cast as Pam, Simon's wife, delivering a powerful performance as a woman grappling with the betrayal of her husband.

The film's supporting cast also deserves mention, with familiar faces such as Thomas Kretschmann and Les Hill adding depth to the story. The performances of the rest of the cast help to flesh out the world of the film and add a sense of authenticity to the proceedings.

Separation City is not without its flaws, however. At times, the pacing can feel slow, and some scenes may feel overly melodramatic. However, the film's overall message is a powerful one, and the stunning visuals and memorable performances make it a worthwhile watch.

In conclusion, Separation City is a poignant and visually stunning film that explores the complexities of love, marriage, and infidelity. The performances of its lead cast are standout, and the film's themes are sure to strike a chord with anyone who has ever been in a complicated relationship. While it may not be perfect, Separation City is a film worth watching for anyone in the mood for a thought-provoking romantic drama.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (974)