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Big Bad Wolves Now Showing at UICA

A review of the film, Big Bad Wolves, now showing at UICA film theater
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The first thing likely noticed by audiences as they watch Big Bad Wolves, the Israeli thriller written and directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, is the tension. The eerie, suspenseful tone is set from the slow motion introduction during which children are playing hide and seek to an ominous score, and it never lets up.  One of these children, a young girl is kidnapped from her hiding place, but her abductor is never identified.  While for a moment, a suspect is in grasp,  his questionable interrogarion by the police, causes him to be released before he makes a confession.  The police eventually make the grim discovery of the girl's body, and the film further unfolds as a cop named Mickey, and the girl's father persuasively attempt to get a confession out of the original suspect of the murder.  While this film is categorized as a dark comedy for containing enough moments of levity to break up its bleak subject matter, make no mistake, there are certainly scenes violent enough to make the average viewer squirm.  As well as drawing parallels to Fritz Lang's M (1931), Big Bad Wolves, also forces viewers to contemplate whether or not revenge is a good enough reason for undeniable brutality.   For anyone with a craving to watch morally complex characters, look no further than Big Bad Wolves; now showing at UICA.    

For more information about Big Bad Wolves, click here:  http://uica.org/event/big-bad-wolves/

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