Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a...
See full summary »
-After five years of graduate studies, Red is always in search of a job and fight every day against the exclusion. Slowly, he is moving away from Anna, the love of his life. As a result of ... See full summary »
A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris and the beautiful ... See full summary »
Karl E. Landler
A photographer takes a photo of a little girl on the nightly streets of Taipei. After this the memory of his own childhood starts to come back to him more and more and becomes intertwined ... See full summary »
In Paris' cosmopolitan and colorful 10th arrondissement, Philippe, who's fresh out of prison, crosses paths with Avdal, a Kurd who is trying to track down an Iraqi war criminal. Avdal, who ... See full summary »
WINTER is a dangerous, sexy, poignant and at times darkly funny story about two people who desperately want intimacy but have fashioned lives of reclusivity and emotional fracture which ... See full summary »
1914. While Jean Mordant is winning the title of Wrestling Champion of the World, back home in Ostend his daughter Mimi is raped by German soldiers. Jean swears to avenge her and enrolls in... See full summary »
Three adult brothers, Hein, Pé and Roemer, live with their elderly mother Hillie. This eccentric family lives in an old, crooked house that is on the verge of taking its last breath before toppling over. Every year, it is pulled straight again by its four inhabitants. This procedure has worked for decades, until suddenly Mother takes off to the sunny South. The nestlings are left to deal with ... See full summary »
Imani De Caestecker,
Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a far away air force base, has never been to the foreign countries of his attacks, nor has he ever touched the plane he uses to kill. Modern warfare keeps him safe and disconnected from his prey. However, after this incident Ivan's disconnectedness starts to apply to everything in his life. He is overwhelmed by feelings of guilt that he is unable to process.Written by
Verbeek articulates the aftermath following the destruction, of what turned out to be an Afghani school, in a way that is dreadfully believable yet subconsciously compelling. Ivan is debriefed by his superiors – the camera, however, transfixed on Colin's unrelenting gaze. Here, with a single shot, Verbeek exhibits a trio of crucial explanations regarding the film's surreal progression henceforth. First and foremost, the interviews carry Ivan's disconnect from society, isolating him from a traditional table scene that would normally present both interviewer and interviewee as equals. What's more, we, the audience, are put into the position of the interviewer and thus are asked to judge Ivan's actions; was he following orders? Or was he truly indifferent to pulling the trigger? But as we judge him with our perceived authoritative power, we are essentially granted the same god-like jurisdiction as we would be pushing a button that could a end a life thousands of miles away. And to cap the brilliant sequence off is Colin's lifeless glare, an icy gaze that remains unbroken through inquires about Ivan's mental state, and uncut through Verbeek's bold accord.
During my young film-critiquing career, I have yet to encounter a film in need of championing until "Full Contact." If you seek a film about drone warfare, Gavin Hood's upcoming 'Eye in the Sky' will likely be more up your ally. But if you even slightly care about one of the most contemporary, visually mesmerizing, hauntingly seductive, visionary pictures to spawn from the past 10 years, please do yourself a favor and watch 'Full Contact' whenever or wherever it becomes available.
FULL REVIEW HERE: http://indieadam.com/2015/09/22/full-contact-review-indieadam-tiff- 2015/
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this