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From the first Swedish film produced by Netflix, new dynamics arrive
for those beautiful holidays like “Deliverance”. A work
that, in fact, in addition to the technology already mentioned in the
title, inserts a multi-ethnic couple and other current things /
It must be said that in the end "Red Dot" seems nothing more than this,
an updated version of the Boorman film and from the very first minutes
the story is follow the classic canons of the genre.
Dave and Nadia (plus their dog) are a young couple who, to strengthen a
bond that is a little in crisis, accept a gift from a neighbour: a
weekend in the woods to see the Aurora.
In the village where they stay, they come across the classic racist
yokels with whom they fight animatedly. Then, as expected, instead of
avoiding danger they isolate themselves, sleep in tents in a wood and
in the middle of the night are awakened by the red dot of a rifle, the
one that gives the film its title. Thus begins the nightmare, the game
between predator and prey, with some gore scenes, a rather obvious
death (guess that dies first) and some very easy ideas.
However when you're thinking that there is nothing new or interesting,
"Red Dot" places two well thought out twists that turn the story upside
down and move the film into thriller territories.
Alain Darborg who, in addition to directing, writes the screenplay with
Per Dickson, puts a lot of effort into trying to cover the obvious
budget limits. Not all is for the best, but the simplicity of this film
is appreciable and thanks to a notable dramatic crescendo “Red
Dot” is a pleasantly entertaining film.