Offbeatism

Frontière(s) (2007)

Amidst 2002 elections that see a conservative regime taking control of France, riots rage in Paris. A gang of young thieves sees the tumult as a good chance to pull off a heist, but one of their own is fatally wounded in a scuffle with a police officer. The four remaining members of the group pair off and retreat to a remote country hotel, run by a family of cannibal neo-Nazis led by uniformed patriarch Le Von Geisler (Jean-Pierre Jorris). Separated from her fellow thieves, lone female gang member Yasmine (Karina Testa) finds herself alone in the fight against the sinister family who want her unborn baby to help reverse the effects of years of inbreeding. More than just a collection of grisly set pieces, FRONTIER(S) is enriched by a left-wing political subtext that attempts to give some meaning to the film’s displays of man’s inhumanity to man. The cruel vision of Gens is yet another strong argument for France as a dominating power in the world of horror. [Rotten Tomatoes]

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Genre: Horror
Country: France
Director: Xavier Gens
Cast: Karina Testa, Samuel Le Bihan, Estelle Lefébure, Aurélien Wiik
MPAA: Rated NC-17 for extreme sadistic graphic violence and gore.
Official Movie Site: Frontiers Unrated

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Written by Offbeatism [LMD]

December 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

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