After being injured on an assignment, Mark is forced to give up his job as a hit man and live an ordinary life. However, upon discovering an eviction notice, Mark decides to return for one last assignment: Dario "The Butcher" Brasso. What he doesn't know is, Dario has also taken an interest in him. In a race against the clock, one man must finish his final assignment before his assignment finishes him.Written by
Decades Apart Productions
I would first off like to state that I really like independent films, it's because kids are forced to think on their feet about how to solve a problem and not just throw money at it like the big studios do.
I saw this movie on a very limited theatrical run in Denver, Colorado. I was not even aware that the movie existed, but the actor who plays the Russian guy was standing outside of the theater trying to get anyone in. I guess they spent all their advertising budget on the film.
I decided to see what all the fuss was about. My ticket was $5, wow, when was the last time I paid $5 to see a movie? I sat down in a basically empty theater and watched as the movie began.
I'll admit, there is dubbing and it is not the best but I noticed a lot of the dubbing takes place in the main character's home, maybe there was a noisy air conditioner or something that they had to dub the lines. The story wasn't anything spectacular, but it was interesting to see it pulled off on such a small budget.
There's a part where a car blew up and it's obviously a toy car that's burning but I found this more charming than a deterrent, it reminded me of a film from the 1980s.
The film does have a lot of problems: the aforementioned dubbing, the third act is really confusing, and some acting is really amateur; an indie film standard.
I got to meet with the director and the actor who played the Russian and they were very cool with answering some of my questions. I actually thought the film was shot on Super 8 or maybe 16mm but the director informed me they shot it on a HDV camera and adjusted it to LOOK like film.
Like I said, it's not the greatest film ever made (that would be Hitchcock's Psycho) but it's a low-budget indie film that really wants to be at home with silly B-movies and I feel it really succeeds in that aspect.
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