The darkness of New Year’s Eve in Baltimore was interrupted by a shopping center shooting that killed 29 people.This is the scenario where it happens misanthropic (to catch the killer), the first English-language film by an acclaimed Argentinian director Damien Chiffron Released in May of this year and now prime video.
Chiffron is known for his feature film work, including: The bottom of the sea, brave time and wild storyWe delve into American cinema in this production featuring the performance of Shailene Woodleyplays a young detective who is recruited by FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Lammmark (Ben Mendelsohn) to join a team tasked with identifying and apprehending murderers.
Investigators soon find themselves chasing an out-of-the-ordinary killer. Additionally, they face the possibility that both the social network and the organizations that support them are manipulating them in their search for those responsible.
The feature film was released theatrically at a time when mass shootings and gun violence were (and continue to be) highly relevant issues in the United States..; which makes the piece both controversial and relevant. Therefore, it was a challenging project from the conceptual stage. In an interview with EFE news agency, he said the shooting occurred during production, “so realistic and painful that the script directly aroused disgust.”
This may be the reason why only a few were collected during the premiere $3.1 millions, total lower than expected; However, the work was well received by Latin American critics for being unafraid to tackle difficult issues, whose discomfort so desperately needed open dialogue and reflection. .
The film was shot almost entirely in Montreal. The script was co-written by Chiffron and Jonathan Wakeman, the cinematographer was handled by the filmmaker’s frequent collaborator Javier Julia. Woodley also produced with Stuart Manasir and Aaron Ryder for FilmNation Entertainment. Cast: Ralph Ineson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Giovan Adepo (Babylon).
Recently added: misanthropic to the catalog of prime videoAmazon’s streaming platform marks an important milestone in the Argentinian’s career as it marks a Hollywood debut on the massive streaming platform.