A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang...
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A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang they act like they wouldn't know about it and decide to use the detective to accomplish their plans about the heist.Written by
Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space" has been generally regarded as the worst movie ever. I agreed, until I saw Visa Mäkinen's "Yön saalistajat" (Hunters of the Night). First of all, there are no hunters, nor night, in the movie. It is a story of a gold theft and the policemen trying to catch the thieves.
There's no coherence nor logic in the story. People seem to forget what they've just said, and there are some scenes that are totally irrelevant to the plot. The dialog is horrible ("He was too good to be so bad", says the master criminal "Reuna" (The Edge) after stabbing one of his own men), and the attempted erotics is just embarrassing to watch. Acting is non-existent, so is directing and editing. Every imaginable thing that can be done wrong is done wrong in this - this - thing. It is very hard to call it a movie.
Mäkinen is probably the all-time worst director in the world, and "Yön saalistajat" probably his worst (how he ever got the money to make more than one movie is a complete mystery). It is the only non-comedy he's ever made, and that's why it is probably his (unintentionally) funniest.
If you have masochist tendencies, watch this. Probably that's why I've seen it a several times. It does help if you know Finnish, but it is not required. Sometimes I am not so sure whether being a Finn is something you should be proud of. Confessing that this movie got funding from the National Movie Fund is one of those moments.
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