movie: Angel Heart
starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro
format; Netflix Canada
plot:A private investigator named Angel, is hired to track down a missing person, Johnny Favourite, who happens to have been injured in world war II. The injury kept him from honoring a deal he made that seems a little more then shady. Every lead sends Angel deeper and deeper into the world of the occult, until he finds himself at a crossroads he didn't want to know about.
This is based on the novel Falling Angel.
How did I never see this movie before now? This has everything I look for in movies, a mystery, the supernatural, just enough of a romance, great one liners (I have a thing about chickens) and enough of a plot twist to have you glued to the screen.
There is some delicateness to the plot twist, which includes incest; but it is needed to give that sense of horror to the character's motives.
I liked the idea that so many characters had duel identities. The criss crossing back and forth through the cities, digging up the past while facing the results in the present leading you to what is a metaphoric crossroads.
what do I think I learned from this film? Some secrets are best left buried.