Greta (2018)

GRETA (2018)


 Dramat, Mystery, Thriller, LEKTOR.PL


 Frances, młoda kobieta, która prowadzi przeciętne życie w Nowym Jorku, pracując jako kelnerka, pewnego dnia znajduje na ulicy zgubioną torebkę i postanawia oddać ją właścicielce – tak trafia na Gretę, z którą od razu się zaprzyjaźnia. Z biegiem czasu okazuje się, że Greta nie jest tym, kim się wydaje, a torebki gubi nieprzypadkowo – jest to jej pretekst, by zwabiać ludzi do swojego domu.


 Frances McCullen is a young American waitress living a quiet life in New York City with her friend and roommate Erica Penn. Having recently lost her mother to cancer, Frances maintains a strained relationship with her workaholic father Chris.

While on the subway, Frances finds a handbag belonging to a supposedly French woman named Greta Hideg, a piano teacher who gives her students private lessons. Finding her address, Frances returns the handbag to Greta. After accepting to have coffee, Greta tells Frances she is a widow whose daughter is studying in Paris. Frances begins to spend time with Greta to keep her company. One night while at Greta’s house preparing dinner, Frances finds handbags identical to the one she found on the subway. The bags have names and phone numbers of people Greta knows, including Frances. Disturbed, Frances decides to cut ties with Greta.

Soon after, Greta begins to stalk Frances, texting and calling her repeatedly. On certain occasions, Greta is also seen standing outside of the restaurant where Frances works. When Frances calls the police, she is told to ignore her as she is on public grounds. Greta even stalks Erica, sending Frances pictures of her out and about. Eventually, Frances coldly tells Greta not to harass her or Erica after Greta shows up to their apartment. Greta later shows up at Frances’ shift, insulting her and causing a scene before she is thrown out and taken to the hospital. Frances and Erica pursue a restraining order, but are told that it could take months to get a hearing.

Erica tells Chris about Greta, and Chris tells Frances to cut Greta out of her life. Meanwhile, Frances finds out that Greta was released from the hospital, and that Greta’s daughter actually took her own life and had never been to France. Frances is torn between going away with her father or leaving the country with Erica, but Frances does not want to have to leave because of Greta’s behavior. Erica suggests lying to Greta and saying she is leaving to address her own issues, which Frances does.

The next day, Frances is kidnapped by Greta and brought to Greta’s home where she is placed in a large wooden chest in a secret room. While there, Greta uses Frances’ phone to text Erica and Chris to tell each of them that Frances was with the other using old photos found on her phone. When Frances is released from the chest, she finds articles of clothing and IDs from the other girls listed on the handbags.

While Erica and Chris look for Frances, she has been kept with Greta for an indefinite amount of time, forced to learn piano and Hungarian. During a cooking lesson, Frances cuts off Greta’s finger with a cookie cutter, and uses the rolling pin she is holding to knock Greta unconscious. Frances tries to escape, heading into the basement only to find one of Greta’s victims in a body bag, still alive. Greta then reemerges and wraps a bag around Frances’ head until she passes out.

Chris hires Brian Cody, a private investigator. Brian explains to Chris that Greta was a nurse who was let go for abusing sleeping medication and further explains that Greta was supposed to be in Hungary, where she is actually from. Brian visits the home to meet with Greta. Frances, gagged and bound to a bed, attempts to get his attention by thrashing her body and causing the metronome on top of the piano to activate. Brian eventually figures out that there is a secret room behind the piano, despite Greta attempting to block out the noise with music. However, he is tranquilized and eventually shot by Greta with his own gun.

An indefinite amount of time passes before Greta leaves another handbag for an unsuspecting victim on the subway. A woman brings the handbag to Greta’s home and is allowed inside. Frances attempts to get the woman’s attention, but is unsuccessful. After Greta drinks her coffee, she realises it has been spiked. The woman takes off her wig and reveals herself as Erica, just before Greta passes out. Erica finds and rescues Frances before they place Greta’s unconscious body in the chest and leave. The film ends as Greta wakes up inside the chest and starts banging on it, causing the makeshift lock to move.

22-11-2019 ??





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