Young ‘Matvei’ (Kuznetsov) seeks to avenge his girlfriend ‘Olya’ (Kregzhde), by turning up to her abusive crooked cop father’s (‘Andrei’ - Khaev) tiny apartment with the intent of bludgeoning him with a hammer. The story hops back and forth in time to reveal the events leading up the situation, as all hell breaks loose inside the apartment.
Violent black comedy / thriller. A chamber piece to some extent, as the events unfold within the confides of the cramped apartment. Darkly funny, energetic, slapstick, staggeringly violent, grisly, well constructed, twisted, twisting and stylish - there are echoes of ‘Oldboy’, ’Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and ‘Delicatessen’ in its visual style, tone, colour palette, and set piece execution. The characters are generally well fleshed out, though fundamentally reprehensible. Themes pervade concerning abuse, materialism, corruption / power - though with a nihilistic tongue lodged in cheek. A fun, absurd, violent ride.