GREEN COBRA is the story about a hit-man...excuse me, "Life Ending Technician." Who details, to a documentary film crew, her rise in the in a mostly male dominated field, on the backdrop of a typical day on the job; which consists of Russian mob clients, disturbing methods of torture, and maybe one too many bad ex-boyfriends.Written by
Patrick Tamisiea was saran wrapped, and mostly gagged, for 5 hours at a time without a break. See more »
HR would have a nightmare with her.
'Green Cobra (2020)' is a short film that mixes traditional and mockumentary styles, focusing on a special type of assassin who specialises in torturing her victims to death. Bathed in a sickly green hue, the assassin sadistically inflicts pain on a gagged and bound victim while also conducting an interview for a documentary about the place where she learnt her wince-inducing techniques. The two aspects don't gel together all that well, as one is decidedly dark and the other is overtly comedic; there just isn't the balance that's usually required for 'dark humour' to work. Besides that, the thing is never funny. It is, however, well-made. The torture stuff looks like something straight out of a grim Hollywood thriller, while the to-camera interviews seem like something straight out of 'The Office (2001)'. The lead performance is also markedly good; she makes her character seem almost creepy, as unhinged as she is ultra aggressive, but she's also oddly compelling. Ultimately, the piece is a tonally inconsistent but well-crafted genre mash-up. It's a decent effort. 6/10
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