A young man from Philadelphia is grappling with the sins of his past as he buries a body far from the city in an old Pennsylvania logging plot. In the midst of digging a shallow grave, a tree falls, injuring him and pinning him to the ground. A nearby bow hunter, startled, drops his bow and runs towards the sound of the fallen tree. The hunter is unable to move the massive tree, or free the city boy. Just as the hunter is leaving to find help, he stumbles across the covered body. The city boy pulls a gun on the hunter, and they are locked in a standoff, alone in the middle of the woods.
This is one of those movies that suffers from...lack of marketing. Maybe it made the Laemmle rounds, I don't know but if not, it sure should have. It will, of course, scare away a certain class of people who will not want to hear the harsh reality of living in certain cities and their domains. This is also one of those movies that nail the case for story and character both of which are in abundance in this film. (BTW, the tech specs say it was shot on a GH4 which is certainly capable of a much better image; I suspect the filmmakers wanted the look the movie has and I have to agree: I'm not sure brilliant colors would work.) The two main characters have relatively limited experience but are a phenomenal duo here. The twists and turns are well motivated as is the red herring in the character of Rio. Highly recommended if you are in the mood for a gritty well done exchange of viewpoints.
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