The fact that Netflix is dedicated to making foreign feature films accessible to people all around the world is one of the company's most admirable qualities. It is called Colors of Evil: Red, and it is the most recent hidden treasure that the streamer has discovered. It comes from Poland. The film, which is a crisp psychological whodunit, is based on the novel written by Małgorzata Oliwia Sobczak. It provides two solid hours of twists and turns, culminating in a climax that is both unexpected and rewarding. A film directed by Adrian Panek is a picture that is both snappy and well-acted. It showcases some of Poland's top performers, such as Maja Ostaszewska, Jakub Gierszał, and Zofie Jastrzębska, who portray Monika, a young lady who is both gorgeous and free-spirited. Her murder leaves a multitude of prospective perpetrators. When you finally get to the point when Colors of Evil: Red throws you a final curveball, you will feel as though you have been on an emotional rollercoaster journey that is packed with carefully created red herrings.

'Colors of Evil: Red': What Does It Really Mean?

Her mother, Helena (Ostaszewska), is a Polish judge in the Tricity area, and her daughter, Monika Bogucka, is also very active and full of life. Despite the fact that she hails from a stable and law-abiding household, she is resolute in her intention to go out on her own and establish herself in the world by doing what she wants. When she is offered a position as a bartender at a nightclub in the neighborhood, she knows that she is moving in the right path. By the time she starts dating her physically abusive boss, Waldemar Mila (played by Wojciech Zielinski), she also draws the attention of the club's owner, Lucasz "Kazar" Kazarski (played by Przemysław Bluszcz), who is a violent criminal lord. As soon as Maria washes up on a Polish beach naked and with her face down, there is no shortage of those who are suspected of being responsible for her death. Inspector Leopold Bilski, played by Gierszal, will have to work his way through a long list of her numerous lovers in order to discover who perpetrated the horrific act and stole her lips as a memento. Additionally, in order to deal with the shock and grief she is experiencing as a result of her daughter's sudden death, Monika's mother, Helena, becomes involved in the inquiry. While this is going on, she is also having an affair with the medical examiner Tadieusz Dubiela, played by Andrzej Konopka. Tadieusz Dubiela is the one who has a filthy little family secret that will be essential in solving the riddle of Monika was murdered.

Adrian Panek's 'Color of Evil: Red' features a bleak setting that contributes to the suspenseful atmosphere.

In order to establish the whodunit component of Colors of Evil: Red, Panek uses the new source material and skillfully offers the spectator with at least five probable suspects. However, in addition to that, he makes use of the gloomy and desolate Polish city backdrop as a character in and of itself in order to contribute to the macabre atmosphere prevalent throughout the picture. It is important to note that this is not a lighthearted or lighthearted psychological thriller; rather, it is a riveting murder mystery that is interwoven throughout the story. Before ramping up the emotions through the urgency of a devastated mother and a determined Inspector who leads the audience down a winding and suspenseful road to find the person responsible for such a heinous murder of a young, innocent woman, Panek suffocates the viewer with an overarching sense of hopelessness and despair. Panek gives the viewer a sense of hopelessness and despair.

The movie "Colors of Evil: Red" also takes inspiration from a number of well-known directors of psychological thrillers.

When the body of Monika is rolled over by the detectives at the murder scene, the shot of her face is a raw and viscerally horrifying moment in the movie. She is not only bloated and purple, but her eyes are a milky white color, and her lips have been severed from her face, leaving her teeth and gums exposed. Her eyes are also a milky white color. This particularly horrifying moment is quite evocative of some of the noirish body horror that we have seen from master directors like as David Fincher in Seven (notably the stirring scene of "Gluttony"), and it is very similar to the way that this particular moment was handled. That is a lofty accolade that does not come lightly, but Panek certainly delivers shots that are similarly tight and gut-wrenching.

Furthermore, the broad perspectives and angles that he employs are evocative of the harsh right angles and linear approaches that Michael Mann utilized in films such as Heat and the film adaptation of Manhunter. Several of the sequences involving heavily armed police officers will also bring to mind the film Heat. There is a trace of M. Night Shyamalan in the way that he used his backdrops to become another mystery character in movies like The Village and Unbreakable. The muted and dismal ambient ambiance is also particularly reminiscent of Mann. There is a possibility that the film's twisting conclusion is not on par with that of The Sixth Sense, but what is? This is the illustrious company that Panek is endeavouring to replicate, and despite the fact that Colors of Evil: Red may have a considerable distance to traverse, it still possesses outstanding pieces and wonderful storytelling.

In the role of a distraught mother who is looking for answers, Maja Ostaszewska shines.

This Polish suspense novel stands out for a number of characteristics. First and foremost, it does an excellent job at constructing a gripping whodunit with its unsettling narrative. But out of all the characters in Colors of Evil: Red, Maja Ostaszewska's portrayal of Helena, a mother who is emotionally wounded, stands out as the one that stands out as the most memorable. As a profoundly devastated parent going through the inner anguish of losing her only kid, she is so believable from the minute she has to identify her daughter at the morgue, which is a moment that breaks her heart. One of the most heartbreaking moments in the movie is when she makes an attempt to end her life by taking her own life by walking into the turbulent waters of the ocean. Roman, her husband, played by Andrzej Zielinski, comes to her rescue, but the torment that she is experiencing on the inside is so evident that it is impossible to take your eyes off of her when she is on screen.

Helena's reaction during the final reveal is just the proper amount of sadness and incredulity, which emphasizes the solid twist ending. When she finds out that she has been closer to the killer and his accomplice than she ever thought, she is shocked and disbelieving. Ostaszwska gives an impressive anchor to the cast, which is both brilliant and intriguing. Because of the physical correctness of the set pieces and actors, Colors of Evil: Red is an international picture that would still be simple to follow without subtitles. However, it is unquestionably better with the assistance of the captions rather than without them.