A predator… A lonely woman… A rape… A murder…
“Insanity” is a short giallo style film lasting 18 minutes in total under the direction and creation of Fabrice Lambot (his debut directorial). This French film which bears an original title of â€śCourt Metrageâ€ť was shot in the Argentina region and has since been circulated in â€śnumerous festivals around the worldâ€ť. The version I had which was supplied without English subtitles was still watchable for viewers to get the brunt of the film.
Karina Androvich plays the role of Sally, while Carlos Scornik plays the unlucky role of her victim Daniel. Sally invites Daniel over for a dinner date after a connection in a chat room. Dolled up and dressed in red, Sally is a model of seduction. Though seduction has its price when Daniel discovers that he has been drugged and tied naked to a chair in the basement.
Sally proceeds to taught Daniel at knifepoint and subject him to her “now” empowered position. Itâ€™s a role reversal approach opposite what we are “used” to seeing in these bound and gagged genre films. When Daniel tries to escape, things get violent. Due to the language barrier, I may have missed a few key plot points, but from what I could gather, Sally was raped in the past and now takes care of a toy baby doll???? (not sure what that eludes to, to be honest)
â€śInsanityâ€ť is a title which has been mentioned in underground circles as an â€śextremeâ€ť cinema short film, however, after finally viewing this piece, Iâ€™m convinced that while it offers a few moments of violence (an axe to the hand, arm and head), it’s actually less violent than youwhat you would see on TV in a â€śWalking Deadâ€ť episode (it has since been removed from our â€śExtreme Cinemaâ€ť section)
The film which has long been off the circuit for viewing can now be found bundled with the â€śle sang du chĂ˘timentâ€ť DVD release per Metaluna Productions . â€śInsanityâ€ť does mark a great debut first effort for Fabrice Lambot (and a nice performance by actress Karina Androvich, though with all the waves of violent releases to arrive in recent years, â€śInsanityâ€ť feels like something we’ve also seen a dozen or so times.
Insanity (short film) (2002)