Tuesday, 2 August 2016

"Victoria" - crime, thriller available on Netflix.

It wasn’t until about an hour into the movie until realized it was being shot in real time with one, handheld camera.  In fact, the entire movie was shot in real-time using that same, handheld camera. The movie begins with a lonely Victoria at a nightclub where she meets Sonne and his three buddies, Boxer, Blinker and Fub.  Fear not, those of you who hate subtitles, most of the dialogue is in English.  Victoria is a Spaniard who knows little German even though she’s been living in the country for four years.  Sonne and his pals will converse in German if they don’t want Victoria to know what they’re saying. Romantic feelings develop between Victoria and Sonne.  Then. complications arise when gangsters call in a favour from Boxer that must be paid in full, that night.  Naturally, circumstances necessitate the inclusion of Victoria.  The action sequence that follows is riveting like few I’ve seen before. It’s truly masterful.  

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