Thursday, April 3, 2014

Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Writers:    Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
Cast:         Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad
Language: Hebrew

After a suspect in a child rape and murder gets released from custody due to lack of evidence, the investigating officer and the father of the victim decides independently to take matters into their own hands. In spite of the  subject matter and the torture scenes that are shown during the interrogation the film is a comedy.

The film achieved significant fame when Quentin Tarantino named it as his film of the year and one can see why he found it so. A really dark subject matter done with lots of violence but can only be described as a comedy-which is what QT himself have been doing. It is really a good watch but I thought the reveal at the end was unnecessary. It could have been left ambiguous. The couple of scenes with the Arab fella were hilarious. It being an Israeli film one can obviously make the thematic connection with the conflict happening over there. The  crude way in which the accused is tortured without giving a chance to prove his innocence being the obvious comparison.

Rating: 4/5