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The Violent Kind (2008)

Video  |   |  Horror, Thriller, War  |  23 December 2008 (USA)
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The story of a US Marine who has just returned home from the war in Iraq. In an attempt to reunite with his young wife and Vietnam veteran father, he takes them back to the family cabin in Montana. Once there, his past and present collide in a horrific tale of insanity.

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Iraqi Veteran returns to remote cabin up in the Woods. All of a sudden people begin disappearing, then dead bodies begin appearing. Many twists and turns in the plot before discovering who is behind the killings. A movie about the impact of war on family and friends, and the psychological problems that come from battle and the terror that comes to their isolated world. Written by Don Franken

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strange but good art film
22 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Feel like I watched a completely different film than the first poster. Had to double check to make sure I had the right page. Reminded me of seventies art film with terrific performances. Some may not care for the obvious digital video look of the film however I felt like it was somewhat like a documentary. Fragments of events that powerfully conclude.

The film begins with a soldier having come home from Iraq. Unfortunately I've had several friends serve - which led me to watch the film. It really isn't about the Iraq war, but rather the damage done to young souls. That and a heavy duty past drive the story forward. Odd ball local characters only make matters worse, as the lead character tries to patch the lives of his father and his wife back together. The dad is played by the terrific as always John Savage. The son is played by Kirk Harris who is grimly intense in the film. The wife is played by Irina Bjorklund. The film also has the brother from the True Adventures of Old Christine as a wildly gay young man.

As a film lover - I would compare it somewhat to a Terrence Malick film. More lyrical than a direct narrative.


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