This series of light-hearted episodes by Saul Bass illuminates the fantasy lives of those who daily watch, listen and dream in the worlds of television, movies, popular music and print. By ... See full summary »
The simple actions of a young boy on the beach provide visual metaphors for the normally unseen world. The camera adds a profound dimension to what the boy has seen, giving us a deeper understanding of visual awareness.
On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the ... See full summary »
On the march for progress, mankind kept wasting plenty of natural resources underground, water and energy, polluting the environment without analyzing the losses and problems human beings ... See full summary »
A week before her college graduation, April Chen, a Chinese-Canadian tech prodigy, is accused of plagiarism by an unrelenting teaching assistant and must fight to prove her innocence in a ... See full summary »
Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, ... See full summary »
Marc Engel who plays Xavier, isolated himself from society to prepare for the role. He lost 33 pounds to get the skinny look for Xavier. See more »
Brutal, bloody and shocking. Psychogram of a serial killer with visionary images and brilliant, stylish implementation.
"Scars Of Xavier" is the first full length feature film of the highly talented editor (most recently known for Marcel Walz's "Blood Feast") and director Kai E. Bogatzki. The expectations of his first feature film were extremely high for me. And Bogatzki did not disappoint me at all: he even exceeded my expectations.
"Scars Of Xavier" is an impressive, brutal, shocking and extremely credible psychogram of a serial killer that lingers on for a long time. With lead actor Marc Engel Kai E. Bogatzki has found a man with whom he could make his visions to reality. You can almost feel in every attitude, how intense (and both physically and mentally exhausting) the shooting were.
And in the end, when the audience thinks, the brutal and bloody path of Xavier and his victims find an end, Bogatzki opens another psychological door, that takes your breath away. Visually overwhelming, the killer's journey continues, transcending boundaries, and ultimately making everything you've seen conclusive.
Bogatzki, the main actor and the whole film team shock, confuse and touch emotionally. "Scars Of Xavier" is a roller coaster ride into the psyche of a murderer, but also into the sick world of a childhood traumatized person who is basically deplorable.
Especially in times of computer-animated, soulless blockbusters, Bogatzki's "Scars Of Xavier" shows, what filmmaking really means: to realize visions not with a million-dollar budget, therefore with acting and innovative, emotional ideas. All these things come together in "Scars Of Xavier". In addition, there is a terrific camera work and a great score.
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