Roman – a young man from the city – comes to a remote village in rural Romania to sell the land he inherited from his departed grandfather. Once there, Roman is exposed to a series of strange events, all culminating with him discovering that his grandfather used to be a local crime lord.
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ce surpriza, am reusit sa vad un film romanesc pana la capat! si cand ma gandesc ca era sa-l abandonez. la inceput mi s-a parut ca Dragos Bucur sta pe banca aia nepermis de mult (normal ca mi-am adus aminte de ciorba). si n-am deslusit chiar toate replicile, dar toate lipsurile au fost compensate de atmosfera, imagine si de scena "CSI", pe care nu o voi uita prea curand. si de Visu, care este extraordinar.
Good cinematography and acting, but the screenplay didn't work for me, especially the dialogue which instead of defining every character made them all alike because every single one of them had some witty dark humoured line to say out of nowhere, almost like they had an audience to entartain...
Slow burn that leads to a poorly developed story with some jolts of violence that are ultimately unrewarding. Poorly written characters with paper thin motivations that feel like a big budget student production.
7/10 Pour son premier long métrage, Bogdan Mirică signe un thriller rude et efficace à l'atmosphère pesante. Chronique à lire sur Citazine http://www.citazine.fr/article/dogs-thriller-etouffant-en-terre-inhospitaliere
Sparse, slow-burning thriller set in the Romanian outlands. Shot with an eye for the remote, harsh landscape, Dogs has a few grimly effective moments despite the thin narrative. And the taut menace established in the opening scene rarely surfaces again.