vineri, 6 septembrie 2013
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Big Bad Wolves - A paedophile has murdered several little girls, leaving their beheaded bodies behind. The police have a suspect, a religious teacher, who one girl claims that she might have seen him near one of the crime scenes, but no hard evidence. That's when one zealous officer and the father of one of the dead girls decide to take matters into their own hands and get a confession out of the suspect, by any means necessary. That's as much as I can say about the plot of the movie without giving away too much.
The movie is filmed very professionally (it's only their second feature film), there is a great opening scene of children playing and my favourite shots are those of the long corridor that leads to the basement of the house where most of the story takes place. The movie keeps you wondering if he's guilty or not until the very end, you'll probably change your opinion on him several times throughout the movie.The 3 leads are very expressive and do their jobs well, especially Gidin'ka, the father of the murdered child, who switches from torturer to a son who has to listen to his mother whining (you're killing me, Gidin'ka) in a matter of seconds.
The movie is good, probably a 7/10 in my book, but it's nothing you haven't seen before. It also has one big issue: it doesn't know if it wants to be a serious movie or a horror/torture comedy, one minute you're laughing at a confusion in the basement of torture, the next you're going: hey, why am I laughing when in the next second there is a guy being tortured without any evidence of his guilt? The funny moments are very funny, the torture scenes are pretty well done, just that I feel the movie could have been better if it was more towards the serious part.
Another small issue is that Miky, the cop, seems to have been modeled on Travolta's appearance in Grease, I kept expecting him to break into a song and dance at any point.
A similar recent movie, but much better, is the Danish The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen, which focuses more on the serious side of life and the damage a simple accusation can do to a person. (this is only briefly touched (heh, snigger)upon in BBW, in a classroom scene where it is shown the whole world believes him to be guilty).
7/10 (no boobies, could have been better, I am now curious about Rabies, the first feature film of the directors).