19 September 2011

She's A Man Eater! Benjamin Vire's CANNIBAL Coming to UK

DIRECTOR BENJAMIN VIRE MAKES AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT WITH THIS STYLISH THRILLER THAT COMBINES ATMOSPHERE WITH ACTION TO GREAT EFFECT.

The debut feature from writer-director Benjamin Viré, the dark horror-thriller Cannibal has been described as “an exercise in slow-burning atmospheric unease that manages to be über-shocking without piling on the gore” (Bizarre) and as a “stylish thriller… featuring standout performances from Helena Coppejans (in her debut film role) and award winning Belgian TV actor, Nicolas Gob (Les Bleus; Black Ocean)” (Raindance Film Festival). Produced by Eloi Gérard, the film co-stars Eric Godon (The Pack; In Bruges; A Secret), Philippe Nahon (The Pack; Switchblade Romance; Irreversible; Brotherhood Of The Wolf) and Micky Molina (Law Of Desire; Dark Habits).

Max (Gob), an agoraphobic golfing enthusiast with a murky past, leads a secluded life in the remote Belgian countryside. While out in the woods practising his swing, he stumbles across an unconscious young woman (Coppejans) covered in dirt and blood and takes her home to clean her up and take care of her. Despite not fully trusting the stranger, whom he decides to call Bianca, Max begins to develop an attraction towards this mysterious beauty.
One evening, when Bianca escapes the house and runs into the woods, Max decides to follow her and is shocked to find her cannibalizing a man while having sex with him. Overcoming his initial revulsion, Max becomes fascinated by Bianca’s deviant behaviour and the two begin a bizarre romantic relationship. But it soon becomes apparent that Max is not the only one with a keen interest in Bianca and her unconventional habits when she is abducted and he once again comes face to face with his own violent past.


Cannibal (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£15.99) by Matchbox Films on 26th September 2011.




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