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When his brother mysteriously disappears, Derek Lacey returns to his hometown to demand answers and face the family and people he left behind.

 

Director Mitchell Brhelle’s feature directorial debut is a tense crime drama about fighting with and for family. Stunning juxtapositions between serene, picturesque farmland and disturbing and intense violence set the scene for this film.

In this film, Protagonist Derek Lacey learns of his brother’s disappearance and comes into town looking for him. When Derek is informed that his brother, Chris, is dead and that his death has been ruled a suicide, he doesn’t buy it. What follows is Derek going on a rampage to find out the truth and get revenge for his brother.

Derek Lacey as a character invites us to think about how family shapes how we are seen and how we see ourselves. Derek struggles with getting out from his family’s dark reputation, given everything that he has done to escape the curse of his family name, coming back to avenge his brother might cost him everything. Is it worth it?

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