How’s this for a cinematic recipe: Take two elements ultraviolence and witty, pop-culture-laden dialogue a lá Tarantino, add a beneficiant dollop of Sam Raimi-esque gonzo Looney Tunes angle, and blend all of it up in a blender made in Russia till it’s onerous as nails and infinitely extra colourful. That’s about what you’ll be able to count on from—or, at the very least, all we will actually inform you about—Why Don’t You Simply Die!, the primary function from up-and-coming Russian style auteur Kirill Sokolov.
Though the movie undoubtedly wears its affect on the sleeve of its blood-soaked Batman hoodie, it additionally takes its story in some shocking instructions that— what, let’s simply provide the official synopsis:
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has only one goal: to realize entry to his girlfriend’s dad and mom’ condominium and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to revive her honor. However all is just not because it initially appears, and Matvey’s makes an attempt to bludgeon the household patriarch to dying don’t fairly go to plan as Andrey proves a extra formidable – to not point out ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his half, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Following a 2019 competition run with stops in Chicago and Austin, Why Don’t You Simply Die! is now plotting its U.S. theatrical launch, which kicks off April 10 with weeklong runs in L.A., New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Columbus. After that, the movie will display screen in New York, Chicago, Knoxville, and Ithaca in a handful of particular screenings, together with Alamo Drafthouse particular screenings in Houston, Lubbock, El Paso, and Phoenix.
We’re premiering the trailer for Why Don’t You Simply Die! above, courtesy of our associates at Arrow Video.