STRAW DOGS meets Ms.45 in gripping Quebec thriller
You never know what to expect in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from first time director Martin Doepner, and that's what makes it so exciting ! What starts off as a bucolic historical piece set on a stormy winter night in British-occupied Quebec quickly turns into an intensely claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game as a resourceful woman called Esperance (Hope) must protect herself and her three children from five shelter-seeking British soldiers whom she suspects may have killed her husband. What follows is not for the squeamish and takes a definitely gory and violent turn as events force this desperate woman to find the strength to fight off the increasingly menacing intruders (à la STRAW DOGS). Superb on all counts (acting, cinematography, editing) and lovers of the horror genre will be delighted by the several twists and turns of the last half-hour, including the very last one which is a riot !
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