Director: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
Writers: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan and Tzahi Grad
Releasing Date: 17 January 2014
Genres: Comedy, Crime and Thriller
Plot: There is nothing to be ashamed of if you’ve never seen an Israeli genre film. It may be because there was not any, until director duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado did the horror “Rabies” in 2011. Now they are back to shake both the Israeli film industry and the rest of the world with “Big Bad Wolves”.Something as odd as a comedy with pedofltema, or torture porn with a dose of humor. Check reviews of opening week movies for free by sitting at your own home.
The strange blend works surprisingly well. It’s basically a revenge thriller, which largely takes place in a dark basement. The story begins when a kidnapped girl is found brutally murdered. A hard cop is convinced that the suspect, a teacher who got released in the absence of evidence, is guilty despite his tiger wall. A vengeful father plans to take the law into their own hands, but takes in over his head when a series of unforeseen events get in the way. More than that, you do not want to know. The surprises along the way is part of the enjoyment, as well as the tone that switches between light-hearted and the trimmings exciting. Who is the real monster in this context? The theme is reminiscent of llika brilliant American thriller “Prisoners” , imagine it with a few laughs to lighten the mood in the testosterone-fueled environment without it being becomes farce and comedy of it all. That said, it is not so very strange as it sounds
The actors are among some of Israel’s most famous – there are, among others, Lior Ashkenazi and Shlomo Bar-Aba from Oscar-nominated ‘Footnote’ – and “Big Bad Wolves” have already eulogized in the country’s equivalent of Guldbaggen. It’s a breath of fresh air in a movie nation never seen anything like it.
Let now for God’s sake do not be discouraged by that language is Hebrew. Then you run the risk of missing one of the year’s tightest and most original thrillers, two filmmakers who can go to any length.