Ladies and Gents…my personal best! A record 130 days in a row at the cinema for Saint Pauly! 😊 And what a film it was, as today I saw French action-horror film Revenge.
Revenge is a classic 70s style rape & revenge flick like a renovated muscle car that doesn’t run on story but on cool – and the tank is full.
The director (Coralie Fargeat, writing and directing her first feature-length film) throws herself on the scene like an unpinned hand grenade and blows the screen away. Reminiscent of Tarantino, she can elicit winces as well as laughs (her 80s synth pop jab at Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive tho! 😂) and make every body count.
The actors are solid and the female lead (Italian actress Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz) is totally believable as the bad ass with a nice one. (Not to mention the smoking hot male lead, Kevin Janssens who bestows upon us the blessing of his bountiful assets…bared!) See this film before the backlash kicks in!
Out of a possible 10, I have 8 Fs to give. Strong recommend and my favourite film of the year so far.