"I have only one death. I want my death to be for you." Filmmaker Julia Loktev's taut, harrowing drama chronicles two days and nights of one of our darkest contemporary fears: a young woman who, for reasons never stated, decides to turn herself into a human bomb.
Dressed in a heavy, ankle-length skirt and a long-sleeved shirt, and carrying a tote bag and a tennis racket, an unnamed, green-eyed teenage girl (Luisa Williams), disembarks from a cross-country bus somewhere in northern New Jersey. She's met by an Asian-American man (Tschi Hun Kim) who, after a quick stop at a noodle shop, takes her to a powder-blue hotel room where, after what seems like an inte...