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Partisan (2015/Well Go Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: B+

Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) is an 11-year-old boy raise on a compound, isolated from the world he and the other kids have been raised to become assassins. As the oldest kid, he leads the others, that is until one day he sees the outside world. He begins to question the world, the rules he was taught and lived by ...and finally the man who raised him in Ariel Kleiman's Partisan (2015).

Gregori (Vincent Cassel) was (and is) killer who took in single mothers, unwanted kids and raise them in order to become killers. He taught them the rules, how the world works and how to survive, if you don't want to get hit, hit them first. Alexander is Gregori's oldest and star pupil, but when he gets a baby brother and discovers kids who don't convert to Gregori rules disappears over night, is the man who raise them God or the Devil?

This was like a dark version of
Oliver Twist's Fagin and his 'kids' in the extreme, a man who raised kids to kill without question, to protect their 'family' and above all to obey him because everything he did was for the 'good' of the family. Only problem with it was what happens when the student becomes more intelligent than the master? Perhaps what is even more scarier is the idea of child soldiers aren't that far fetched of an idea when we think of how many poor mothers/kids are out there, where do all these kids come from and how is society missed them?

This is an Australian film with a multi-national cast trying to do something different and succeeding, so try it if you want something different and are interested.

The 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is dark, but good, though it is hard to tell if this is film or HD, but we'll lean HD, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is equally impressive with some quiet moments. Surrounds are still consistent throughout. Extras include interviews and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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