Directed by Till Kleinert
79 min | 2014 | Germany | Not Rated
Presented in German with English subtitles.
In a small countryside town in rural Germany, Jakob, a straight-laced young cop, takes on the case of a wolf that has been prowling the woods and backyards of frightened townsfolk. Desperate to protect his hometown, Jakob starts hanging bags of meat in the outlying woods to keep the wolf at bay. Soon he receives a mysterious package addressed to “Lonely Wolf” with instructions to deliver it to the woods. When Jakob tracks down the recipient, he finds a raspy-voiced young man wearing a long white dress with long blond hair and a feral look in his eyes.
This overnight trek through the streets and woods propels Jakob on a journey to confront his demons and face long-buried fears and fantasies that have been repressed for a long time. The more Jakob tries to uphold law and order, the more irresistible becomes his urge to give in to what his samurai sword-wielding adversary offers: transgression with deliciously violent abandon.
Once this night is over, the townsfolk will wish it was just a wolf that has come to haunt them. Shocking, bloodthirsty, and downright strange, Der Samurai is a horrific thriller that pulsates with relentless intensity.
Official Selection: 2014 Berlin Film Festival, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
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Saturday, July 12 Black Box inside the Rose Wagner 9:15 pm