Written by: ejaculine
Frontier(s) is a movie written and directed by Xavier Gens (Hitman) and starring Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, David Saracino Maud Forget, Samuel Le Bihan and Estelle Lefébure. This is another one of the brutal french movies that are coming out recently like “Haute-Tension” and “A l'interieur”.
During a riot following a election, a gang of four crooks commits a robbery. Yasmina, played by Karina Testa, was on here way to get an abortion right after the robbery. While trying to get away, in the middle of the riot, one of them gets shot. They split up in two groups and leave for the Luxembourg border. They stop at a motel run by a depraved family called the Von Geisler clan. When I say depraved, I mean one of the weirdest and balls-out craziest famillies I've seen. Basically, what you have here is Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a crazy cannibal nazi family instead of a family of crazy redneck cannibals. The clan consists of three brothers, 3 girls, one of which is a little mentally unstable shall we say, and the father. When the first two arrive, they are treated like royalty but that doesn't last long. They soon come to the conclusion that they need to get out, and fast. Unfortunately for them, that won't happen. It is when the second group arrives, Yasmina and Alex, that you understand that the family are neo-nazis. While Alex looks for the bathroom, he sees his friend hanging upsidedown like a pig about to be gutted. He tries to let him free but is unable too. After stumbling upon this gruesome discovery, he runs to get Yasmina and try to get the hell out. But again, the family captures them and puts them in a cell. The plan is to use Yasmina as a vessel to extend the family tree. This is when things start to get extremely gory and interesting!
Let's start with the best part of the movie, the gore. All I can say is that there is lots of it. This movie is brutal, and they didn't skim on blood either. The characters are all awesome and important to the story. The best characters are the odd-ball family members. They hurt and kill people with a wide array of weapons and contraptions. As for the acting, well it's very good for a horror movie, the actors getting killed arent one dimensional and you actually care what happens to them, whereas the family makes you want to kill them yourself. This is my favorite of the french movies coming out so far. It's less psychological than Haute-Tension and less stressful than A l'interieur but more relentless and brutal and for some odd reason, more believable. The pace is unrealenting with no slow moments.Theres a lot more to the story than I revealed but there's so much going on that it would've taken too long to explain everything. If you love gore and horror movies, which is pretty much a given since you're reading a review about one, then do yourselves a favour and see this movie NOW!