Resilience | 2006
In a stark Los Angeles motel room, a man named Jimmy begins a series of unusual encounters with a call girl. Across town, in the Rampart district, Jimmy's uncle--Hodge--struggles to get by in a dank, run-down flat. When Jimmy tries to help his uncle, he unearths a bitter feud between Hodge and his son. Jimmy sets out to ease the hostility between them but in the process, finds himself in a position to prevent one of their murders. What seems like an easy decision turns into an intense moral dilemma when Jimmy realizes he is being dragged down by these men and their rage, with no end in sight. Prevent the murder and Jimmy's troubles continue; allow the murder and he returns to his normal life.