Sunday, 19 April 2015

Picnic 5 Brevo

I thought this was going to be a horror movie. Instead it's a horror about the things people do in tense situation, aka a dramatic thriller.

A group of paramedics, good friends otherwise, are on the US side of the border, and see a gun shot victim on the Mexican side, and decide to help him. Which leads to trouble with the nearby cartel, and the van being knocked off the road and them trapped inside. What follows that is a pretty screwed up situation as the cartel men outside will go to extreme lengths to get what they want, and those inside go crazy while trying to deal with them.

This is definitely adult, in that there's a rape scene (off camera) in there. This is a decent attempt at serious, but, as ever, I couldn't bring myself to be that invested in the characters that I particularly cared if they lived or dies. Which is just as well as in the end we are shot. (Seriously, some dramatic moment is meant when the gun suddenly turns on the viewer.) This stars, and is written by, and is directed by Kuno Becker, who does good work with containing everything in the van. But there's a little too much plot convenience to be truly believable.

A tidy wee movie that will no doubt not win awards.


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