Archive for March 9th, 2010

A Capital dos Mortos

by on Mar.09, 2010, under Daily Review

Don’t be put off by this very low budget Brazilian offering. The opening few scenes express it’s lack of budget, but not it’s lack of enthusiasm. Young director, Tiago Belotti has created a film which oozes love of the zombie genre and although predictable with a home made cast, it soon picks up with all those initial first feelings washed out of your mind, the film is very enjoyable.

The film follows the usual plot line. Friends caught in the brink of an outbreak in a busy city. Running from building to building, they search for an escape, crazy zombies all around, clambering, Night of the Living Dead style, which is always good to see against the recent trend of running and talking zombies.

There is some interesting camera work which I enjoyed, some really well thought out shots and some very exciting unexpected framing. For me, this is what makes this film stand out. It’s experimental is style with a solid backbone of tradition, with some real moments of tense drama. Soundtrack is Death Metal affair which bursts into life during action sequences and scenes of violence which I enjoyed, works well. Some scenes of extreme gore are also evident, mostly using the old trick of butchers meat and intestines rather than effects.

An interesting movie. Belotti can only grow from this and I’ll look forward to his future offerings.

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