Friday, 8 September 2017
Super Dark Times (4 Stars)
This is the fifth film in the Stuttgart Fantasy Film Festival.
This is a deeply moving coming-of-age drama. Four teenage boys meet after school to smoke marijuana and play with a samurai sword. That's not a good combination. They accidentally kill one of the boys. The other three decide to bury him and keep his death a secret. The boys want to act normally and have their first experiences with girls, but nothing is the same any more. Even though the body isn't found the boys crack under the pressure, and the events in their lives escalate.
The film is slow moving and intense. It's worth watching more than once.