May 2, 2014 6:25 pm

Big Bad Wolves – DVD review

A blackly comic Israeli chiller with its tongue firmly in its cheek and its grip firmly on sensitive body parts

Big Bad Wolves - DVD cover
Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

2013, Metrodome

That Tarantino is a fan should be a clue. Queasily combining jet-black humour with ultraviolence, this Israeli chiller has its tongue firmly in its cheek and its grip firmly on sensitive body parts.

Miki is a tough cop determined to beat a confession out of a known paedophile until he meets the even more determined Gidi, a victim’s father with a penchant for extreme DIY.

A droll script gives way to scenes of torture porn but interruptions from Gidi’s parents provide welcome relief – albeit not for him. It seems even violent psychopaths have insistently doting Jewish mothers and fathers keen to show their sons how it’s really done.


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