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A 75% Carnage

average rating is 3 out of 5


Jason Knight


Posted on:

Feb 15, 2024

Film Reviews
A 75% Carnage
Directed by:
Ivan Brusa
Written by:
Ivan Brusa, Pierpaolo Provetti
Andrea Pellizzoni, Roberta Nicosia, Valentina Cherchi, Paolo Riva, Ruth Morandini

A troubled youngster gets involved with a woman who tries to lure him into a vile plan.


Mattia (Pellizzoni) is not happy. He is a young guy who lives alone in an apartment in Italy and has a customer service job that he despises and he does not feel much better about his boss either. To make things worse, his relationship with his girlfriend is deteriorating, his friends annoy him and he is not getting along with his cousin, Isabella. He believes that today's society is flawed and does not know how to handle it. Then he meets Federica (Cherchi) a confident young woman who shares his negative point of view regarding the world. It turns out that Federica is part of a sinister group and she convinces him to resort to rather extreme methods in order to deal with what they consider to be the world's problems.


A feature-length dark comedy from Italy that involves social alienation, social media, political corruption and murder. The narrative begins by introducing Mattia's dead-end lifestyle and his no-good views towards the world. Once he begins his collaboration with Federica, her associates enter the picture and the screenplay alternates between two storylines, one being Federica preparing Mattia for his big moment and the other involving a ruthless businessman named Radaelli (Riva), the group of dangerous women around him and a plot to assassinate a politician. The plot is intriguing, there are some references to famous films and Mattia makes an interesting character, an angry loner who believes that everything is wrong with today's world, particularly youths who are influenced by social media. However, the pace eventually becomes too slow, making the film feel overlong.


The low production value is evident, there are often awkward camera angles and the filmmakers make frequent use of slow motion and fast motion. Brusa, Nicola Crucinio and Nicolo Tagliabue worked on the editing and utilise split screen, fast cutting, wipe transition and dissolve techniques. Regarding the audio, Francesco Tresca's score is dramatic and ominous and there are some interesting sound effects.


This is a feature with eccentric characters and opinions regarding the world's flaws. The duration is arguably too long, however it can still be amusing thanks to the funny moments and it can also be a thoughtful viewing because of the theories that it contains regarding certain issues with today's world.

About the Film Critic
Jason Knight
Jason Knight
Indie Feature Film, World Cinema
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