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Moviehooker’s Best Of New Foreign Cinema Part 2

1: Leviathan

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It’s a really good to see something so strong come out of Russia. All the Russian movies I’ve seen, I’ve enjoyed, but I must admit, I ain’t seen an awful lot of them. This film has some of the strongest reviews I’ve read last year for any film and won top prize at last years Abu Dabi film festival. This is Russia’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. We should be seeing it made available real soon.

OFFICIAL PLOT (imdb)

In a Russian coastal town, Dmitri is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Dmitri and his family.

2: WHAT WE BECOME

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New viral outbreak movie from Denmark directed by Bo Mikkelsen. The film focuses on a family in a quarantined town that has had some sort of super-flu outbreak and must fight against everything and anything in order to survive, and hopefully not pick up the flu-like virus.

Looks more like Outbreak than 28 Days Later, although there seems to be some sort of mayhem and murder thrown in for good measure… and that’s always a nice touch 😉

OFFICIAL PLOT

The Johansson family’s idyllic summer is brought to an abrupt halt as deaths stack up from a virulent strand of the flu. The authorities start off by cordoning-off the neighbourhood, but soon panic and force the inhabitants into quarantine in their hermetically-sealed houses. Isolated from the rest of the world, teen Gustav spies out and realises that the situation is getting out of control. He breaks out, but soon the family of four comes under attack from the riotous, blood-thirsty mob who forces them to the extreme to escape alive.

3: BLOODLANDS

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New film from director of classic Australian revenge flick The Horseman . With The Horseman the director had a single father who worked as a pest controller take some justifiable revenge on a small seedy porn industry that drugged and forced his daughter to take part in their movies. His daughter then dies and the father sets out to take-down every single one of them … Using some pretty awesome and Imaginative weaponry!

Now the director takes an usual turn and heads to Albania for his next feature. The film will be a horror/thriller and will feature an entire Albanian cast and will focus on some sort of real-life family feuds.

Nothing more is available at this time but we should be a trailer very soon.
The Horseman is one of my favourite revenge movies of all time, this is a film that should be high up on everyone’s watch-list.

Thanks for reading 😉

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TOP TEN FOREIGN THRILLERS RELEASING SOON PART 3

This is my third and final instalment for my new Top Ten Foreign Thrillers post. For moves 1-6 check previous posts.

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7:PARTNERS IN CRIME
New Taiwanese murder-mystery about 3 school kids who stumble on a dead body. The body they found was a female student who! also attended the same school as they did. The word on the street is that she committed suicide, but the 3 students who found her bloodied corpse think different, and they think she was mrudered.

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The 3 male students then take upon themselves to start their own investigation and try to get to the bottom of all the lies and try to figure just who killed the student.

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This looks like a fantastic murder-mystery. I really don’t want to know anymore about the film because I think it offers a lot more than just this murder plot

I have to admit, I haven’t seen that many Taiwanese movies, that I can remember. One of my favourite and most original horror films is from Taiwan and is called SILK(Gui Si). That film blew me away. Seen it back in 2006 and it still remains one of my favourites (that no one has heard of) to this day. I’m sure I’ve written about it on moviehooker somewhere, if I haven’t… Then shame on me!

8: WHAT WE BECOME
New Danish Thiller/Horror/survival movie from director Bo Mikkelsen.

The story of a viral outbreak in a small Danish town and a family of four who will do anything in order to get out alive..and virus free, of course!

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I’m huge fan of this sort of film. I really don’t know anything more about this movie and I’m gonna leave it that way. I have gut-feeling that this is gonna be way more than your average outbreak-in-a-town movie.

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9: ALLELUIA
New film from acclaimed director Fabrice du Welz. Another man who I’m a huge fan of and is responsible for one of my favourite horror/survival/hillbilly movies CALVAIRE. When I first heard that he was back on the scene with a new movie. I just knew we were in for something special.

This film has cleaned up at any festivals that it has played in. Winning awards all across the board like Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director…. the list goes on.

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Another film that I purposely know nothing about. I can tell you that’s it’s based on a true story of real-life serial-killers who were known as The Honeymoon Killers. Personally, I’ve never even heard of them and although I wanna google the shit out them, I’m gonna resist and leave it up to Fabrice du Weiz to tell me this tale of terror.

Years back when I first seen his film CALVAIRE, I was blown away by how different he made a very similar premise. He took your basic survival horror which at-the-time was overpopulated with a about 50 Wrong Turn movies releasing each year. The film wasn’t insanely gruesome but it most definitely hit a nerve. It also features one of the most fucked up pieces of piano music that I’ve ever heard.

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10: THE TREATMENT
For my last movie in my Top Ten, things are about to get a little sick. The Treatment is a new serial-killer movie about a killer who kidnaps entire families, commits hideous acts on them, forces them to commit hideous actors of themselves and to each other. Then doing what all serial-killers do, he just slaughters them all.

Already, im skeptical about watching this. Not because it seems hardcore but because I’m frightened to death of what these hideous acts are. I’m a fan of the gruesomeness as you all well know but some films purposely push the boundaries and have the sickest ideas imaginable.

So if you’re fan of really extreme films then why not give this one a chance. I’m really looking forward to it but I’m just as hesitant about watching it.

And that’s my new Top Ten Foreign Thrillers post. Thanks for reading folks. You are all awesome.

Also apologies about lack of photos for some films. Some of them them just don’t have anything available as of yet.