The first thing that stands out in Mitch E. Apley’s film is the cinematography, the second is the mysterious nature of the film and the unpuzzled truth in the script.
A murder is taking place in the house of a family; the wife is in shock and doesn’t remember doing it though she feels she has done something wrong, the husband would like her to remember what she has done (unclear why at first), but is also constantly comforting her from the shock.
‘Recovery’ is a film with a ‘surprise-ending’, nevertheless its quality doesn’t lay in this. Starting with the cinematography and to the well written script, ‘Recovery’ manages to be a successful cinematographic achievement. Short (5 minutes) and very to the point, Mitch E. Apley’s film keeps you curious and on the edge.
Its most enhancing attribute is the mysterious script that doesn’t serve much information about the action, but the minimum details that the public can pick are enough to stimulate their imagination constructively but also obsessively. Despite the so little information given by the script nothing looks provoked or unfounded, there are no forced inserts in the story to ‘fake’ or deliver a convenient denouement. ‘Recovery’ is sharp and clear on the surface but a real riddle in its core that puts your mind to work for a reasonable answer, for a logical explanation.
We will only say this: you are never told who the victim is but we liked the version in which the victim is the real husband. Shock? Curious so far?
Truly a masterwork to leave your imagination hanging obsessively like this.