INFIDUS (2015)

Infidus (2015)

Synopsis: In the suburbs of Rome, two disparate lives with only desire for vengeance and redemption in common find their destinies intertwined. Massimo's mind is plagued with images of his wife's violent death at the hands of a criminal gang involved in the production of snuff films. With every memory of the woman he loved replaced by unforgettable images of her horrific final moments, Massimo sees only one chance to take back his life: find the wealthy individual who commissioned the sickening murder - and make them pay. Barabba, a recently released convict, hopes to keep a promise he made to his father and start a new life with his brother, Spaccio, far from the violent world that they used to inhabit. Discovering that his brother is involved in the snuff gang, Barabba seeks to change things the only way he knows how: through violence and bloodshed. Shot with real ex-criminals and deprived people from the streets, INFIDUS is a drama about redemption and revenge that will uncompromisingly show you the reality of the Italian criminal underworld, ramming sweat, tears and real Blood down your throat, with not a single drop spared.

 If the synopsis doesn't give it away, this movie clearly has one goal in mind. To jam as much over the top, hardcore violence and gore that it can fit into an hour and fifteen minute movie.  With that being the goal, I would have to say that it succeeded.

This isn't really a movie you can blindly go in to. If you don't read the synopsis, you probably won't understand a good portion of this movie. There is only about 15 minutes of combined dialogue in the whole movie. But who cares. We're not watching for the story, we're watching to see how far they can push the envelope.  And boy did they push it.

 Majority of the movie centers around Barabba. Barabba was just released from prison after serving a 7 year sentence for brutally beating a man in a recorded street fight.  Upon getting out, his goal is to take his brother and get away from this violent world they've lived in; to completely start over.  When he returns home, he finds a "gift" left for him by his brother.  It's a DVD of a snug film, one that his brother and his gang made.  Barabba is disgusted by what he sees and decides to put an end to the gang. He finds an informant who knows all about the gang and uses that person to hunt the gang down one by one; with each death he dishes out being more brutal than the last.

Technically, Massimo's story line is not as long and far less violent.  Majority of the brutality you see is flashbacks in his mind of his wife's murder. Massimo has images in his head of his wife standing on a beach. But every time the camera gets near her face, the image is replaced by her being murdered. It's almost as though, he can not even remember what his wife looks like anymore. He is being deceptive to find out and set up a meeting with the man responsible for commissioning the snuff film that she was killed in.  He sets up a meeting with the man and spends a good amount of time having a civil conversation about the process and desire for paying to make a snuff film.  That is, until an opening is revealed to him and he unleashes all of his vengeance.

 For those people looking for an in depth detailed plot, this probably isn't the movie for you.  But that is clearly not the demographic that this movie is shooting for. For those who want to take a break from the norm and watch over an hour of non stop violence, gore, and mayhem; this is a movie you will not want to miss.


reviewed by Bobby

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