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Review: SNOWFLAKE (2017)

SNOWFLAKE begins with two guys, Tan (Erkan Acar) and Javid (Reza Brojerdi) arguing over their meal in a German fast food restaurant. As they get up, we see they are armed with a gun and a chainsaw and surrounded by dead bodies. Welcome to the near future.

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What serves as a plot is a quest to avenge murdered family members. But it’s totally overwhelmed by a story that involves cannibalistic farmers, an angel, an electric powered superhero and even God Himself. Not to mention the overriding concepts of characters who know they’re just that, characters.

Screenwriter Arend Remmers, (yes he’s also a character in his own script), and directors Adolfo Kolmerer and William James deserve a lot of credit for holding things together as well as they do. They provide enough details and backstory, at times via script revisions no less, to make sure we can follow along and not become hopelessly lost.

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But with its PULP FICTION meets IDENTITY format, there are times that it comes very close. It also comes close to collapsing under its own weirdness at times, the sheer absurdity of it all at the point of becoming too much. But then that may also be part of the joke, the script within the script isn’t supposed to be a good one.

With a look that hides its pocket change budget and shot over many months, schedule SNOWFLAKE is the result of a lot of passion, talent, and creativity. It’s also not going to be a film for everybody. For those that can deal with its magical reality version of Tarantino, it’ll be a fun ride.

SNOWFLAKE will be available nationwide December 4th on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Artsploitation.

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