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Could you brave the most crazily violent movie of the year?

By Time Out Film

Just when you thought movies couldn't get any more violent, along comes the Indonesian film 'Headshot' – a bloody new action movie which had its premiere at the Busan film festival in South Korea last night and is already being described as 'the most insanely violent film of the year'.

'Headshot' tells the story of a man (played by Iko Uwais, best known for the ultra-violent 'Raid' movies) who wakes up from a coma and finds he has some pretty scary enemies – and the fighting skills to take them on.

One British reviewer at the Korean festival where 'Headshot' premiered wrote that the film's fight scenes leave those involved looking 'more like steak tartare than anything recognisably human'. 

The same writer went on to describe some of the film's more gory scenes: 'Gruesome killings include chopsticks in the throat, a typewriter to the head and a nearly unwatchable moment in which someone gets a spent bullet pushed into his eye socket.'

The film's chief villain is called Lee but also goes by the names 'The Sea Devil' and 'Father From Hell', and one of his many sidekicks is 'a killer hipster who specialises in battering people with a retractable truncheon'. 

The film is directed by Indonesia's The Mo Brothers, who have form in this area: their previous films include 'Killers' and 'Macabre', whose titles are a bit of a giveaway.

We're guessing this might not be the best movie to stream at a family gathering, but we're liking the sound of the movie's crazy violence and sick humour. When the film arrives in London, we'll see you there.

You can watch the trailer for 'Headshot' here. The film will have a UK release in late 2016 or early 2017.


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