’13 Tzameti’ is quiet, yet deadly good

[rating=3]Starring: George Babluani, Pascal Bongard, Aurélien Recoing, Fred Ulysse, Nicolas Pignon, Vania Vilers, Olga Legrand, Christophe Van de Velde
Director(s): Géla Babluani
Writer(s): Géla Babluani

George Babluani stars in '13 Tzameti'
George Babluani stars in ’13 Tzameti’

Thrillers in Europe are so often different than thrillers here in the United States. Here you’re given kinetic cuts, harsh music and intense dialogue. In Europe, very often, thrillers are much more calm. The editing is deliberate, but not MTV-like. You don’t always get music, and the actors speak like it’s just another day when a gun is pressed to their temple.

I’m not saying one method is better than the other, because both can work. It’s just been my experience that European films aren’t afraid to be different, and I respect that. 13 Tzameti is one of those quiet films, and it works.

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