film about a couple who go to the country to get away for a weekend. they pick up a hitchhiker and his presence changes the group dynamic. the film’s strength lies in its ability to capture the tension between the two males and the husband and wife. it’s a slow film overall, but it doesn’t feel very slow. i’m not sure how this was accomplished. perhaps the action is slow, but the tension and relationships are so fluid that the slightest movements or speech changes things… the relationships are like weights on a scale and the slightest addition to one side tilts things enough to make watching the scale interesting. a well-acted affair that’s not just about individual performances, but also (more so than usual) about the ensemble. strangely reminiscent of blair witch project because of the group dynamics and setting. recommendable.