review by AARON ALLEN
Directed by Jean-Christian Tassy
Starring Laurent Collombert, Phillippe Burel, Nathalie Hauwelle, Philippe Bussière
Action, exploitation, and supernatural horror come together in the explosively entertaining independent French film Calibre 9.
Yann (Laurent Collombert) is a mild-mannered city planner working for a disgustingly corrupt Mayor (Philippe Bussière). As of this review, corrupt mayors are all the rage in the news. Toronto mayor and career idiot Rob Ford is currently embroiled in a crack cocaine scandal that's garnered international attention. As bad as that is, even Rob Ford's got nothing on Yann's boss. Not only does the mayor in Calibre 9 engage in the bread and butter of politics -- bribes, greed, and sex -- but he also organizes parties where the town's elite gather in masks and trench coats to watch female hookers and junkies fight to the death for their amusement. And poor Yann, disillusioned by politics but needing the money, helps facilitate all the mayor's dirty dealings.
|Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.|
|Calibre 9 is literally a blood bath|
|Who will be left standing when the dust settles?|
|Everyone said Sarah was a real pistol of a girl.|
|Well, there goes his re-election campaign.|
Calibre 9 is now on DVD in Canada
courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.