Yara 2021 Movie Review
A darling 13-year old teen girl, a sweet girl into dancing, is abducted on her way home after a dance class on a wintry Italian evening. Some worthless thug has attacked her. We see the event in a series of flashbacks. After a few months, her body is discovered. It is up to the PROSECUTOR, who has been hunting for the young lady in hope, to find & punish the perpetrator. The Prosecutor is one determined lady, with girls of her own.
However, there were no witnesses to the abduction, and, unlike the U. K., no traffic cameras recording events in the streets of every town. They have biological evidence, but, unlike the USA, no criminal database of DNA. So, what do you do? You do what the Brits did, in their first big DNA case, and you run a DNA roundup of the locals.
The Italian lab guys appear to be excellent (unlike the early Russian ones, who let a serial killer kill 20 more kids by not matching correctly). And, eventually, you figure out whodunit. He can yell all he wants, but DNA don’t lie. May none of us, who love these DNA cases, ever have OUR DNA found in the private areas of a dead young female. Our perpetrator here has a pretty wife, nice kids, a good job, etc. What’s up? Perusing the wrong websites, we opine.
This was a low-key, almost docu-drama type of approach with first-class performances all around. 9/10.. might be 10/10 in the original language.. I opted for English with sub-titles and the inflexion of the actors was a bit pedestrian. .. but just a bit..