Pure Evil Exists

01 February 2017

Attending IFFR 2017 for Dutch premiere and three midnight screenings of Kfc, young Vietnamese filmmaker Lê Bình Giang warned audiences who watch his splatstick debut film that they would not be able to sleep. Though 69 minutes of this bizarre experience is not for the faint-hearted, an unique and distinct perspective on evil is clarified at the end.

A Part of Bright Future 2017, Kfc is directed by the 26-years-old filmmaker Lê Bình Giang who was educated in Film at the University of Theatre and Cinema of Ho Chi Minh city. The main theme of this 69-minutes debut feature film is about the cyclical effect of violence. 

The story takes place in a fictional city of Vietnam and in an ambiguous time period. Here, a cycle of cruelty is set in motion by several characters. A cannibalistic doctor who uses an ambulance to hit a couple in the street at night and then raping an unconscious woman. His obese son, also addicted to the taste of human flesh, befriending the children of a prostitute who fell victim to the deadly doctor. Another boy roaming the streets who becomes friends with the two children. A man whose wife has also fallen victim to the doctor... This amoral violence and revenge is inevitably being passed on to the following generation.


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