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DVD Review: Get Ready To Howl For BIG BAD WOLVES - Movies In Focus
Israeli cinema doesn’t have a big international following. I’m not being mean, but it’s not exactly Hollywood when it comes to popular output. However, that may change with Big Bad Wolves. Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the film was called the best film of 2013 by none other than Quentin Tarantino and it’s clear to see what the Pulp Fiction director liked about it. It’s violent, thrilling and darkly comic – and it’s also really, really good. Big Bad Wolves follows a police investigation into a series of child killings. The main suspect, Dror (Rotem Keinan) is a school teacher who has been freed following a severe case of police brutality. The father of the latest victim (Tzahi Grad) kidnaps Dror and tortures him as an act of revenge. He’s helped by Micki (‘Lior Ashkenazi), a cop who is convinced that the teacher is guilty. However, Micki begins to doubt Dror’s guilt the more he’s tortured. A synopsis doesn’t do Big Bad Wolves justice. It’s a layered film that touches on so many themes that a second viewing is nearly a certainty. The film moves from comedy to horror with ease and it never feels like it isn’t [...]