Pig

Pig ★★★★

Every time someone antagonizes Nicolas Cage's character in the film, you expect his signature outbreak, engulfing everything in its path in irredeemable fury. Instead, what you get, is a sombre, broken, yet strong reply. A reply in kind. Every time.

I feel this is where the film - and inarguably Nicolas Cage's performance - shines through. The man is not out for revenge - as many would expect. He is just out looking for his pig. A pig by his own admission 'He loves'.

It is rare these days when a Hollywood film, with a maverick like Nicolas Cage at the helm, to defy expectations. Truly defies of what you expect from it. I completely loved the film because of that. and of course for the elegaic and meditative background score that so well embodies its soul.