Gabriel’s Redemption: Part Two, the eighth installment in the Gabriel’s Inferno series film adaptation by Passionflix Director Tosca Musk, is an angst-filled love story that explores the ups and downs of marriage. Previously, in Gabriel’s Redemption: Part One, we saw Julia (Melanie Zanetti) and Gabriel (Giulio Berruti), who are newly married, trying to balance their careers while navigating what they wanted for their future.
What was most interesting about Gabriel’s Redemption: Part Two was that this film felt more like we were getting the honeymoon stage of Julia and Gabriel’s marriage. That may sound strange to some people, but that’s our take. We think this is because there was so much drama and many outsiders coming in to interfere in Gabriel’s Redemption: Part One. Not to mention, Julia was dealing with the stress of working on her academic lecture to present at Oxford. With that finished, Julia and Gabriel could relax and be a couple.
As we all know, if you’re familiar with Sylvain Reynard’s books, that honeymoon period is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest challenges for the couple is that they are still deciding on having children. Gabriel has a lot of past demons to contend with, especially as it pertains to his family history. Julia also has things from her family’s history—particularly her mother. Not to mention she is still working through the ordeal she went through with her abusive ex-boyfriend Simon. Despite this, she is seeking a way to get through to her husband so that she can help him overcome his trauma. Family is the theme of this installment of the Gabriel film series because it is heavily leaned into. Which is not a bad thing at all because that’s what Julia and Gabriel are focused on.
“I never loved you in spite of anything, Gabriel, I just love you.”
Zanetti and Berruti are both amazing to watch. They have fantastic chemistry and make you believe Julia and Gabriel’s relationship. You feel like you’re watching a married couple. Given that both actors have spent several years working on these films together, it is no surprise that they look so natural. The love scenes are incredibly romantic and sensual, but that’s not the only thing we enjoyed. Seeing the intimacy of the quiet moments of these two in bed together when they are sharing their feelings and verbalizing their fears and doubts is one of the things that has you rooting so firmly for them to find their way through it all.
While Gabriel’s Redemption: Part One was not our favorite, we found Gabriel’s Redemption: Part Two to be much more enjoyable. It had the right balance of angst, romance, and conflict. It reminded us again how much we love this Passionflix series, and we can’t wait to see what Gabriel’s Redemption: Part Three brings us.