An assured debut from Chloe Dumont filmed in Serbia is an edgy, erotic thriller set in a cutthroat financial realm replete with gender politics and avarice to boot.
Her Fair Play is more taut than may be expected in part due to the ardor evinced by Phoebe Dynevor (known for being in the ensemble of the hit series (Bridgerton) as Harvard graduate Emily.
In a Bib Apple investment company Emily and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich of Oppenheimer) are beyond a platonic stage that doesn’t adhere to workplace policies. And, a coveted promotion puts what has blossomed between them in the crosshairs of something more unsettling.
The biting dialogue is rendered within the toxicity and wantonness for a meaningful look at a modern corporate age with an interesting distaff slant captured with understated verve by Dynevor.
How Emily acts to duke’s take on a situation precipitate by top brass member Campbell (a decent Eddie Marsan begins to lather with savvy into confusion and heightened insecurities. From a growing disconnect to what an environment can sadly become.
Dumont purports a distinctive voice here behind the camera yielding the type of thoughtful dynamics that lends itself ti stimulating conversation afterward.