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(439) NAILS [Gvozdi] (2003) X-Treme Horror from Russia
(439) NAILS [Gvozdi] (2003) X-Treme Horror from Russia
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original Russian title: GVOZDI [Nails]
also known as A HEAD FULL OF NAILS

director: Andrey G. Iskanov
starring: Alexander Schevchenko Irina Nikitina Andrey Iskanov Victor Silkin Igo Orlov

A professional hitman - plagued with a litany of horrendous memories - retires to his colorless apartment but he soon starts hearing voices and is suffering from severe headaches. Hoping to relieve the pressure, he begins hammering nails into his skull. His mania continues to grow as his physical mutations escalate. Then he takes the abuse to people around him.

This Russian X-treme horror film was seemingly influenced by the Japanese cyber-punk genre, especially Shinya Tsukamoto's TETSUO. But it is also born from the stoic nihilism of Russian art. It is the debut project for talented Andrey Iskanov [note: many International & IMDB critics have mentioned that this filmmaker is a female; decidedly incorrect information, perhaps assumed from the similarity of Andrey and Audrey]. He is a 6'3" male, born in Khabarovsk, Russia (1974), with medical training but a career in advertising. He also plays The Boss in this movie. Mr Iskanov is interested in "breaking as many cinematic taboos concerning violence and depravity as possible." Yet - unlike many other X-treme filmmakers - he strongly detests real cinematic violence towards animals.

Interestingly, the only other Russian director to concentrate in this excessive movie style is female Svetlana Baskova, best known for her GREEN ELEPHANT, an ode to the most perverse, most disgusting elements of the genre.


A Russian film with English subtitles, fullscreen,
62 minutes, DVD encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC FORMAT.
Extras include selected trailers.

Graphic Violence/Gore/Sexual Brutality
Recommended For Adult Audiences

 
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