One of my favorite films out of this year’s Stanley Film Fest was the sophomore effort from the darkly dynamic Israeli duo behind 2010’s Rabies. Co-directors/writers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado have followed up that bloody black comedy with the cruelly entertaining revenge thriller Big Bad Wolves, and after a couple months of it racking up awards and praise around the globe we’ve finally gotten the first English-subtitled trailer.
The film follows a corrupt police detective and a grieving father who join forces to bring justice to the prime suspect in a string of vicious murders of pre-teen girls. What follows is a perfectly woven mix of tension, laughs and suffering.
You’ll get to experience this twisted fairy tale for yourself later this year when Magnet releases it into theaters, but for now take a look at this gorgeous trailer below.
Beautiful. And nasty too, but in just the right measures, no? The full film is gorgeously shot which makes it difficult to look away at times, but one thing the trailer doesn’t highlight too much of is the movie’s wickedly dark sense of humor. It’s quite the ride, leaving viewers trapped between cringing and laughing and sometimes forcing an uncomfortable combination of the two. The official synopsis and the film’s impactful poster are below.
“A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings – a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.”