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Rendel: Dark Vengeance (2017)

Rendel (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 September 2017 (Finland)
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A Finnish superhero, a masked vigilante Rendel seeks for revenge and fights against VALA, the huge criminal organization.

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Jesse Haaja

Writers:

Jesse Haaja (creator), Pekka Lehtosaari | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristofer Gummerus Kristofer Gummerus ... Rendel / Rämö (as Kris Gummerus)
Rami Rusinen Rami Rusinen ... Jarno 'Rotikka' Erola
Renne Korppila ... Lahtaaja
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Pekka Erola
Johnny Vivash ... Radek
Bianca Bradey ... Stacy
Sheila Shah ... Julia
Michael Majalahti ... Jimmy
Michael Hall ... Mike
Alina Tomnikov ... Marla
Aake Kalliala Aake Kalliala ... Marsalkka
Reino Nordin Reino Nordin ... Reikki
Tero Salenius ... Kurikka
Sami Huhtala Sami Huhtala ... Taneli
Marko Beltzer Pesonen Marko Beltzer Pesonen ... Oskari (as Marko 'Beltzer' Pesonen)
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Storyline

The Rendel movie is a story of a man blinded by his desire for revenge and hatred. Even though Rendel can be considered as a super hero, he is somewhat darker than the traditional representatives of the genre. The movie takes place in the fictionalized version of a Finnish city, Mikkeli.

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Revenge Begets Revenge.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rendel: Dark Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

Mikkeli, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,450,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,795
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rendel had 22 production masks during the filming and 18 got broken. Masks are handmade. See more »

Soundtracks

Rusketusraidat
Written by Jori Sjöroos
Lyrics by Mira Luoti and Paula Vesala
Performed by Tomi Tesarczyk and PMMP
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Finland Ltd (2003)
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Exciting vengeance superhero movie despite lots of plot flaws.
13 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Writer/Director Jesse Haaja is a graphic designer and Art director turned director, and 'Rendel' is his first feature film. While this is essentially a film about revenge, I think Jesse had more action ideas than he could cram into one film, resulting in a lot of fighting with not enough storytelling or character development. Halfway through the film I still wasn't sure how everything was connected. There's a lot here that doesn't make sense and much of the film was done for effect only. It is never explained how Rendel got to be so good (superhero status), or how he seems to know every move the villains make. The film only starts making sense once your realize it plays in different time periods, and that some scenes are actually flashbacks. Some scenes felt like deja vu. Calling in the 'special group' of people to eliminate Rendel was merely an excuse to add to the body count. I think it might have been better if they were merely gang members.

Although the fighting scenes are ultra violent, it is acceptable considering Rendel is filled with hate and vengeance due to his family being killed in cold blood right before his eyes. The visuals are also really incredibly good and some slow-motion photography was highly effective. Interesting twist ending. In general, the film was very exciting and certainly entertaining. If you want a vengeance film purely for the action and effect, this is it.


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