SUFF 17 - KFC

Dir. Lê Bình Giang | Horror | 69mins | Vietnam | 2016 | Australian Premiere

Time Fri 15 Sep, 8.30pm and Sat 16 Sep, 8pm

Price Full $16 / Conc $14

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Please note, this film is strictly R18+, you must be 18 years or older to attend.

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Played: IFFR 2017, Beunos Aires Film Festival 2016, BAFICI 2016.  

A necrophilic doctor, a man wearing headphones and a bunch of cannibals: they’re just a few of the characters in this bizarre debut by director Lê Bình Giang, which explores the cyclical effect of violence. And, a word of warning — this Vietnamese body horror flick has a late-night slot for a very good reason. Pure evil exists and it lives in Hanoi, in a small house that has been partly converted into an operating-theatre-cum-torture-chamber. Here, patients are hacked up into bite-size pieces, then posthumously raped by a cannibalistic doctor and his taciturn sidekick. 

Of course, this amoral violence inevitably passes down to the next generation, setting a cycle of cruelty in motion. Deeming this out-of-control orgy of revenge ‘bizarre’ is an understatement, with cryptic dialogue and plastic, almost detached depictions of deliberate torment only adding to the unsettling effect. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, KFC is art-house gore so out on its own that it’s almost impossible to describe. If Fellini had made a cannibal horror flick, it might have looked something like this.

“A splatterfest where elements of gore, cannibalism, necrophilia and “ultra-violence” are mixed, elements that follow one another in a gloomy Hanoi, where consumption of fast food and meat sheds light on the consumer culture that has been emerging in Vietnam in the last decade.” – José Sarmiento Hinojosa, Desist Film.

“Had me from the get go. There’s pathos, disgust and even a bit of humour there, capturing something very humane in an inhuman scenario.” – Mynt Marsellus, Film Pulse.

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