After getting slighted by a legendary jazz trumpet player, sadistic gang boss Hercules puts his number one enforcer, Johnny Deadeyes, on a mission of revenge. His instructions are simple: cut off the trumpet player’s pinkie finger before he plays a wedding reception. Johnny finds himself getting pushed into dark places: a night club called Al Qaeda, an old-world vampire, a junky child bride and a femme fatale.
Bruce McDonald (Kingston, Canada, 1959) graduated in film from Ryerson University. In 1985 he shot the 16mm feature film Knock! Knock!, which was presented at the 4th Festival Cinema Giovani in Torino. In 1989 he won the prize for best Canadian film at the Toronto Film Festival with the movie Roadkill, the first chapter of his trilogy dedicated to rock’n’roll, followed by Highway 61 (1991), which won Best Director at the Festival in San Sebastián, and the mockumentary Hard Core Logo (1997), Best Canadian Film at the Festival in Vancouver. He participated several times to the Torino Film Festival over the years, presenting movies like Pontypool (2009), This Movie Is Broken (2010), and The Husband (2013).
Let Me See (cm, 1982), Knock! Knock! (coregia/codirector Daniel Brooks, 1985), Roadkill (1989), Highway 61 (1991), Dance Me Outside (1994), Hard Core Logo (1996), Elimination Dance (cm, 1997), Fort Goof (cm, 1999), The City (ep. Gorky Parkette; Just Like Honey, tv, 2000), Lex (ep. Garden; Tunnel, tv, 2000), Road Songs: A Portrait of Robbie Robertson (tv, doc., 2001), Picture Claire (Sola nella trappola, 2001), The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess (tv, 2004), The Dark Room (tv, 2007), The Tracey Fragments (2007), Pontypool (2008), This Movie Is Broken (2010), Trigger (2010), Hard Core Logo 2 (2010), The Husband (2013), Hellions (2015).
Canada-Belgio-Lussemburgo/Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg, 2019, 92’, col.
regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, story, screenplay, film editing
Richard Van Oosterhout
Eugenie Collet, Florence Vercheval
François Dumont, Nicolas Tran Trong, Loïc Collignon
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Stephen McHattie (Johnny Deadeyes, il killer e il trombettista/killer and trumpet player), Henry Rollins (Hercules), Juliette Lewis (la contessa/Countess), Lisa Houle (Lisa), Tómas Lemarquis (il vampire/vampire)
Calach Films, Velvet Films