Check The Brilliant Full Trailer For Jim Taihuttu's WOLF
Soon to have its world premiere at the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain with it's North American debut following almost immediately at Fantastic Fest, the full trailer for Jim Taihuttu's Wolf is freshly arrived and it's a dandy. A gritty, character driven crime thriller sure to grab the attention of fans of Pusher and Northwest, here's how I described the film in my program notes for Fantastic Fest:
This is lean, muscular filmmaking from Taihuttu - and you can very much expect to be hearing more from him in the future - and while the Dutch trailer turned up on the official website yesterday we're proud to present the English subtitled version here now. Take a look below.Majid has little to offer the world. The middle son of an immigrant family at a time when immigrants are not looked upon with particular kindness, he's freshly out on parole working a nothing job because anything else would land him back in jail. He's a lifetime hustler, uneducated and brimming with anger, whose only real assets are his fists. So when he gets the opportunity to earn a few bucks in the ring, Majid jumps at the opportunity. His success in the ring draws the attention of local gangsters, who offer employment in an environment where his skill set will be far more appreciated.
Mark down Jim Taihuttu's Dutch effort WOLF as the latest straight line descendant of Nicolas Winding Refn's PUSHER, and arguably one of the very best fruits to grow from that particular tree. Coming to Fantastic Fest fresh from its world premiere in San Sebastian, WOLF is raw, powerful stuff - a compelling portrait not just of Majid but of an entire generation of disaffected youth who seemingly have no place anywhere in society.
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