Rotterdam goes hardcore genre with an eclectic mix of films that brashly bend, blend or respect conventions each in their own distinctive way.
Films in ‘Rotterdämmerung’
The Cannibal ClubGuto Parente IFFR 2018 81′
Baking in the sun with a cocktail, a splash in the pool and the occasional chunk of human flesh. The stinking-rich Gilda and Octavio have a gruesome and kooky hobby. The Cannibal Club is a delightful dark-comic blow-up of the Brazilian super-rich and their ivory towers.
NeomanilaMikhail Red IFFR 2018 101′
Welcome to Manila’s slums, now shady hunting grounds thanks to Duterte's bloody war on drugs. Homeless teen Toto is sucked into a vortex of violence in this grim, yet atmospherically acute thriller. Even the protection of an experienced female contract killer is of dubious value.
Top Knot DetectiveDominic Pearce, Aaron McCann IFFR 2018 86′
The story behind the hilariously bad Japanese television series Ronin Suiri Tentai, which was released in Australia in the early 1990s as Top Knot Detective and became a gigantic cult hit there. After only two seasons, the series stopped and its deviser, director, writer, producer and protagonist Takashi Takamoto mysteriously disappeared.
Laissez bronzer les cadavresHélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani IFFR 2018 90′
Scorching sun, art, bullets and a suitcase full of gold create an explosive mix. A Mediterranean paradise becomes a brutal, stylised battlefield where two artists clash with a gang, greed with betrayal and jealousy with eroticism. Hallucinatory police thriller ode to Giallo film, the perfect Italian pulps from the 1960s.