It starts out really harmless, two flatmates (Sandra Foisy,
Andrée-Anne Saliba) are annoyed by their noisy neighbour, but instead of
just complaining themselves and maybe getting in a rowe, they decide to
call the authorities and let them handle the situation ... and you
wouldn't believe it, the neighbour's dead silent within minutes - but the
cops (Matthew Saliba, Robert Verret, Alexander Wheill) who handled the
situation then pay a visit to our heroines, and they act anything but
professional. Before long they even start to assault the girls, and
eventually it comes out one of them (Verret) isn't even a cop, just a
friend the others want to show a good time ... but that's really the least
problems our girls have right now, as something extremely sinister seems
to be going on ...
First Night is no doubt a mean film,
showing men on a power trip and actually getting away with it (in the
grander scheme of things at least) - but that said, it's by no means a
film that condones that sort of behaviour or is just there to show
gratuitous violence, instead the film relies on a strong narrative and the
(bitter) irony that comes with the situation, making this a rather
entertaining ride into the dark corners of man's soul. And despite running
no more than half an hour, it features more (and more surprising)
plottwists than many a feature film.
Definitely worth a look!