Anna Paquin sinks her teeth into a meaty, complex protagonist in Flack, writes George Fenwick.

In the opening scene of Flack, we find Robyn (Anna Paquin), our protagonist, in full crisis mode. She saves lives in the scene – literally and metaphorically – trying to control what could become a major drug and sex scandal for her footballer client. Her work done, she exits the hotel room, stopping briefly to take some of the drugs for herself.

At once, we're introduced to the complicated, morally questionable character of Robyn, an American-born, London-based publicist, who spends her days dousing fires for

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