and the soundtrack omg!
A parable about contemporary Iran... Revolving around a taciturn saturnine-faced protagonist, the film reveals the repressive anger at bureaucracy. Very well done.
Sharing a similar tone and style to Christi Puiu's 'Aurora' the hunter manages to slowly work it's way under the skin. It's brooding, bare, open to interpretation and possibly far darker than we suspect. Like Aurora Rafi Pitts also stars in the film and is fascinating to watch and the photography is of the same exceptional standard we've come to expect from Iran. 3.5 stars
WOOAAA! unlike the dandy warhols once famously put it, this is even cooler than kim deal.
Nothing's cooler than Kim Deal. Neither Kim Gordon nor Black Francis. If you stay too much in the mirror stage, you'll be trippy-trapped as Žižek is trapped into a hitchCOCKian breed bird. And for surely you will forget the difference between witch and which. And you're gonna brambling forever from Racine. And run off at the mouth.
the context itself where my nickname was taken from is poking fun at psychoanalysis. so weirdly hilarious seemed the juxtaposition of lacanian and witch, and so full of other harlequin-like patchworks of notions was the movie, trying every moment to bend earth and stick the poles together, that i fell for it. so, my friend, if you are into the tough labyrinthine stage of assigning bird tracks to elephants and ant acids to weasels, you might begin wondering why is it that coorte's asparagus is unchewable. zizek is an arrogant prick.
This film begs the audience to consider the difference between revenge and justice. Is Ali seeking revenge or solace? Is he hunting or hunted? Although it moves a little slow, and has sparse dialogue, it is surprisingly engaging. There are many similarities to "Essential Killing" and "Valhalla Rising", but the sincerity of this story leads the audience to be much more involved, both emotionally and intellectually.
Visually impressive film, full of beautiful cinematography. Pitts has an eye for detail and suspense, there is no score in this film except for random radiohead songs which makes it a quiet intense film that builds to the climax. Pitts also plays the main character with some great emotion, he loses his wife and daughter due to riots, in his grief he shoots and kills two police offcers. Enjoyed it, that ending!