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Ratline

USA 2011
produced by
Jeremy Wallace, Jason Christ (executive), Jessie Seitz (executive), Eric Stanze (executive) for Wicked Pixel Cinema
directed by Eric Stanze
starring Emily Haack, Jason Christ, Sarah Swofford, Alex Del Monacco, Ryan Bax, Joseph R.Engel, Amanda Pemberton (= Apnea), D.J. Vivona, Paul Wendell, Paul Lancia, Amy Rose, Stephen Potter, Sam Starck (voice), Gus Stevenson, Eric Stanze, Kalia Marie, Michael Bradley, Mark Cange, Chris Grega, Trevor Williams, Stephen J. Heffernan
written by Eric Stanze, Jason Christ, music by Gus Stevenson, special makeup effects by Jim Wayer

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Crystal (Emily Haack) and Kim (Alex Del Monacco), two half-sisters on the run from the law after Crystal shot someone in a drugdeal gone bust, decide to hide out in a house just outside Herman, some small village in bible belt, USA, subletting from Penny (Sarah Swofford), the goody wo-shoes closet lesbian daughter of mayor Webb (Joseph R.Engel). Penny learns the half-sisters' dirty little secret pretty soon, but she also feels immensely drawn to Crystal, who also happens to be a lesbian, so she lets them stay.

Frank Logan (Jason Christ) is soft spoken, charming, and the perfect gentleman. But when a group of wannabe-Satanists want to make him their human sacrifice, he has no problems killing them single-handedly and using excessive violence. I might also want to add here that he was a leading scientist in Nazi Germany and a member of the SS Paranormal Division, and he appears to be immortal and remain forever young. Presently, he hits Herman because he is after Hitler's Blood Flag, which, in combination with a few severed heads, is supposed to create the Fourth Reich.

What do these two stories have to do with each other?

Easy, mayor Webb presently owns the Blood Flag, a gift from his father, a colleague of Nolan's. Nolan brutally tortures the whereabouts of the flag out of the mayor, then kills and decapitates him. Then he picks up Kim for a night of sex at a local festival. Why? Because Crystal is his daughter he has abandoned long ago and now needs for the ultimate sacrifice for the resurrection of the Fourth Reich ...

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A very violent and gory film - that manages to remain pretty intelligent at the same time. Now sure, the whole stuff about paranormal Nazis might come across as a tad silly on the outside, but it's told in a very subtle and in itself conclusive way so as to make total sense within its own context. Now add to this a believably cast of characters and a very competent cast, all guided by a directorial effort that finds just the right balance between gore and violence, between a complex story and suspense, and you get one pretty good movie.

Recommended!

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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