We all have those whom we look up to in life right? Role models, father figures there are many names for people that are influential in our lives that may not be family. In the new the highly anticipated feature from Ariel Kleiman PARTISAN we find a gentleman teaching a group of youngsters how to fend for themselves and kill? Starring the always charismatic Vincent Cassel this intriguing looking thriller will be in limited theaters and on demand on October 2nd, courtesy of Well Go USA. Check out the plot of the film ahead and be on the lookout for a review on the assassin in training flick from us real soon.
On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community – and how to kill. With the birth of a new baby brother weighing on his mind, Alexander begins to question Gregori’s overpowering influence on the children and their training to become assassins. Threatened by his increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori’s behavior turns erratic and adversarial toward the child he once considered a son. With the two set dangerously at odds and the commune’s way of life disintegrating, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand in this Sundance award-winning thriller.
Directed with subtle elegance, Ariel Kleiman’s feature length debut, PARTISAN, follows his award winning short, YOUNG LOVE, which received an Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY, which had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival’s Critics Week, winning the Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film and the Petit Rail d’Or.
PARTISAN is directed by Ariel Kleiman and stars Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel and Florence Mezzara.