A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow, two sons and a daughter destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge – how to survive. For they are cannibals.
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Hostel, family version. Good, but disturbing movie. Eye catching title, but questionable content. The criminal activity gets unmarked as committed within the family. No distance here. Savagery becomes the norm. Bon film, mais perturbant. Titre accrocheur, propos contestable. On s'identifie à ces criminels dont on rejette les actes, banalisés car commis dans le cadre familial. Violence, sauvagerie, horreur en famille.
Sorry to say, but I hated the cast. Especially that mother. Besides that, it's an OK movie, IMO. Don't go in expecting some dark, gore fest flick. There's a lot of talk about eating people and partaking in some cannibalistic "ritual" the entire movie, but neither event ever takes place.
Some very good moment to moment filmmaking but, where I enjoy a movie which is a journey of discovery, revealing its story as it progresses, this felt more like the filmmaker withholding information throughout the movie - and I never learned enough to make it a satisfying experience. That said, this film shows a lot of promise for a first film and I'll definitely give Grau's next film a look.