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We Monsters (2015/First Run Features DVD)

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

Directed by Sebastian Ko, We Monsters (2015) is a dark yet realistic drama centering on a mother and father who have to cover up a grisly crime committed by their disturbed teenage daughter. How this effects their personal relationships, and how they deal with other people in not making the crime seem so obvious makes the film interesting and tension-ridden throughout.

The filmmaking (specifically the cinematography) is top notch as are the performances by German actors Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. Tscharre, and Janina Fautz - all of which are totally believable throughout.

The film centers around some really interesting themes such as 'violence begets violence' and will specifically be hard hitting for parents - who will have to ask themselves what they would do in such a situation. There are some great moments in the film where the father almost turns her in but can’t bring himself to do it. How far would you go for love? I think with the right filmmakers behind it that this could end up being an interesting film to remake in America.

Presented in standard definition with a widescreen anamorphic aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a German lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track with English subtitles, the film looks fine on DVD but could benefit from a High Def. Presentation. No Extras.

A powerful and recommendable drama, We Monsters will hit you where it hurts.

- James Lockhart



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