Taking place in central Paris, the film starts with a fatal bombing and all aborbing action sequence.
Idris Elba plays a outlaw CIA agent who is determined to seek out the culprit. Elba is joined by pickpoket, Richard Madden who is running from the law. Althought the two British actors wear passible American accents, the film screams of European sensibility through the charming street settings and realistic rooftop chase scene. Elba and Maddern endearingly exchange witty quips and the chemistry is there.
Well written and thematically relevant, Bastille Day is an intelligent thriller that will leave you satisfied.
Bastille Day opens on 12 May at Casaurina Square! Check session times here.