Mondocane’s traumatic first trailer lands between Blade Runner and City of God

Kino Lorber has dropped the first trailer for the upcoming post-apocalyptic horror film Mondocaneand that’s the kind of movie that will instantly have cinemas compared to past favorites.

The strong, fun soundtrack is pure John Carpenter. Writers who saw the film during Venice Critics Week 2021 compared it to Blade Runner and Mad Max for its dirty futurism, and Lord in the air and Oliver Twist for its setting, which features a gang leader ruling a fenced-in town, aided by a group of semi-feral teenage boys. Heck, even a little bit of Pixar Luca in the portrait of two young Italian men trying to find a place in a world tinged with fantasy, while navigating their distinct feelings around their friendship and the girl in life their.

But the strongest comparison here might be Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund’s stellar 2002 drama. City of Godsimilarly there is rivalry, tension and personal history between a group of young men who grew up wild and vie for places in the local criminal world. MondocaneThe film’s first trailer introduces two suburban 13-year-old boys from the local gang, the Ant-Man, pushing them out of their comfort zone and the violence that will define the type of man they want to be. . From Kino Lorber’s summary:

Set in a not-too-distant future where the Italian coastal city of Taranto has become a toxic wasteland ruled by warring gangs, MONDOCANE follows best friends Pietro and Cristian as they begin join the Ant-Man, a group of local children and teenagers ruled by the Fagin-esque Leader Hothead. As the friends fight to prove their loyalty to Hothead and vie for the attention of a local girl, their friendship is called into question, leading to an astonishing and violent confrontation. force forced the boys to choose a side. It’s an incredibly stylish film underpinned by strong performances by a few talented young Italian actors, with shades of optimism evoked by Mad Max and Lord of the Flies.

Mondocane will hit theaters on May 20, with a digital/VOD release scheduled for June 7.

Poster for Mondocane, with a menacing male figure hovering in the sky past two teenage boys making their way through the rubble

Image: Kino Lorber Mondocane’s traumatic first trailer lands between Blade Runner and City of God


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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