The Missing Person
A sure sense of '40s private-eye noir is applied to a contemporary tale with The Missing Person, starring Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road).
"Down on his luck and holed up in a flea-pit hotel on the wrong side of the tracks, private detective John Roscow (Shannon) is woken from a gin-soaked stupor by an unexpected call. He begrudgingly accepts the assignment and starts to shadow a mysterious man travelling with a Mexican boy from Chicago to Los Angeles. Noah Buschel’s broody, jazz-inflected film noir ripples with melancholic wit, is rich with off-kilter characters and has a surprisingly resonant twist that locates it firmly in the present day." (Source: Sydney Film Festiavl 2009)