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Offensive


Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud

 

A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.

This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.
An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…
Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?
"They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people?
The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com

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‘Offensive’ review : “Offensive vous fera bouillir de rage ! ****

“Putain ! Ce film est hors-normes !” “S'est révélé être un succès fou !”

Dreadcentral, 4 stars. ****

 

“Un thriller bien taillé ! Offensive vous fera bouillir de rage !”

Hollywood news 4 stars ****

 

“Une vision sanglante et brutale des violations de domicile !”

Kat Hughes 4 stars ****

 

“Le réalisateur Jonathan Ford construit habilement les niveaux de tension."

Gareth Jones 4 stars ****

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Un couple de retraités, Bernard et Helen Martin, hérite d’une maison au fin fonds de la campagne française, dans le même village libéré en héros par le père de Bernard pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, plus de 70 ans plus tôt.

Ce couple paisible devient rapidement la cible d’un gang cruel d’adolescents qui terrorise le village.

Une e-génération connectée en permanence, dénuée d’empathie, une nouvelle espèce de psychopathes technologiques…

Poussé au-delà de ses limites, Bernard se montrera-t-il à la hauteur de la légende de son père, alors que la situation explose en une guerre brutale entre générations ?

 

LE REALISATEUR JON FORD

Connu pour avoir écrit et réalisé THE DEAD, succès mondial, tourné en Afrique, et THE DEAD 2 INDIA, Jon Ford revient avec OFFENSIVE, qu'il a écrit, produit et réalisé, et entièrement tourné en France.

Avec OFFENSIVE, il nous emmène dans un voyage entre rage, vengeance et moralité, explorant les aspects les plus sombres de l'âme humaine et les conséquences des technologies modernes.

 

Offensive Review from The Hollywood News by  Kat Hughes

 

 Offensive Review

 

Offensive pits the older generation against the young. Retired perpetual renters Bernard (Russell Floyd) and Helen (Lisa Eichhorn) inherit a picturesque dwelling in France from one of Bernard’s father’s friends. Unfortunately, although the house and location are beautiful, the neighbours leave something to be desired. As the couple move in they find themselves the targets of the local gang of youths and, as the torment steps up, Bernard and Helen realise they have to take a stand if they are going to survive.

The first third of the film is exceptionally gruelling for the audience. We are given a no-holds-barred look at the gang of teenagers and they are definitely not good people. They pass the time heaving bricks off of bridges into traffic, trashing old folks shopping bags, and sticking inappropriate signs onto the backs of the local villagers. These acts are truly hard to watch, mainly because you know that there really are people this vile in reality. Even more infuriating, the group are untouchable as the local law enforcers chalk their behaviour up to merely a case of misspent youth.

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On paper this sounds like an Eden Lake / Funny Games style tale. You know the one, an innocent couple or family find themselves terrorised to death by a gang of anarchic teenagers. Thankfully Offensive deviates from expectations and turns the tables on the tormentors. By the time we’ve seen this group destroy everything and everyone around them with no thought or concerns to their actions, we are truly on the side of Bernard and Helen. Director Jonathan Ford expertly crafts the tension levels, slowly inflicting more and more damage and torture onto Bernard and Helen. It eventually gets to the point that it’s such a welcome relief when the levy finally breaks and Bernard fights back. The fight back is bloody, violent and brutal – who knew a garden spade could be so deadly – and it is as cathartic for the audience as it is for Bernard.

In addition to the main story, there’s also an intriguing war time set story. The man whom Bernard inherited the house from fought alongside Bernard’s father during World War II. The pair uncover a journal which tells the tale of Bernard’s father going on a bloody rampage to free the village from Nazi occupation. Parallels can obviously be drawn between the events of the past and what unfurls in the present, but more than that, it offers its own intriguing and interesting tale. Given a little work and attention it could make for it’s own movie.

A bloody brutal spin on the home invasion story, Offensive will make your blood boil.

 

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