Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mauvais Sang

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Xavier Gans’ gorefest proves that the French can make movies as bloody and splatter-filled as our own Saw, Hostel, et al. A group of thugs fleeing race riots in Paris takes shelter in a country farmhouse, which is a big mistake: they meet up with gleefully cannibalistic murderers who enjoy torturing their victims before killing them and turning them into stew meat. It’s as disgusting as it sounds, as Gans unblinkingly presents these unrelentingly violent events with the illogic of a snuff film. It’s too bad there are no special features: it would have been fun seeing how all those heads explode.

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