Gathr Presents: “Black Out” Sneak Preview
January 21, 2014
On the day before his wedding Jos wakes up next to a murdered man with no recollection of what happened the night before. He soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as the lone suspect in the theft of 20 kilos of coke. He’s got to get it back in 24 hours, or the life of his bride will be in serious danger. Now he has no choice, but to creep back into his dangerous old world of petty thieves and drug dealers all before his wedding the next day. It all hangs on the gruff elegance of leading man Raymond Thiry, whose Jos is a puzzle meant to be pieced together over the course of the film. When we meet him, he’s confused and frightened by the situation in which he find himself. He’s an ex-con, but he’s since cleaned up his life and met the woman of his dreams, who he intends to marry in the next few days. As the story unravels, we find that he was once a very, very bad guy.
Along the way we’re treated to a number of engaging supporting characters. Not the least of which is Vlad, played by Simon Armstrong, a gay former Russian ballet dancer who runs his cocaine business from a bowling alley with an iron fist. He’s just one of the players. The colorful and dynamic characters, from the leading man on down, are the glue that holds it all together. Energetic, hyper-violent and weaved around a talented cast. These are elements that make for a fun ride. They make for a really bad day for Jos, but a wicked fun time for the rest of us.