At the end of their tour of duty in Afghanistan, two young military women, Aurore and Marine, are given three days of decompression leave with their unit at a five-star resort in Cyprus, among tourists. But it's not that easy to forget the war and leave the violence behind.
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★★★★ review by One Room With A View on Letterboxd
The Stopover’s compelling setup – a group of soldiers returning from a tour of Afghanistan staying in a five-star Cypriot hotel for “decompression” – makes for a scintillating investigation into memory, guilt, and what it means to be a woman in an aggressively masculine environment.
The simmering tensions among the group are masterfully brought to a boil in perhaps one of the finest on-screen depictions of the latter since The Silence of the Lambs. Its two female leads bristle with self-defensive hostility towards the men, yet demonstrate a brittle but unbreakable bond of sisterhood between themselves – which they need to survive.
From start to finish The Stopover delivers emotively acted scenes of inter-gender tension and barely-suppressed rage. The parallels it draws between war and workplace relationships are brazen and powerful.
★★★★ review by Cameron Chapman on Letterboxd
Beautiful and upsetting. This has been on my watchlist for a long, long time.
★★★★ review by Dannzel Ryan Escobar on Letterboxd
Can't believe how much this swept underneath the radar, SEE IT IMMEDIATELY.
★★★½ review by 0ona on Letterboxd
I love Marine! She is like an angry young Ally Sheedy!
★★★★ review by WeiChen on Letterboxd
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