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2023 • Germany, South Africa, United States • 115 min.

Director: Moritz Mohr
Screenwriter: Tyler Burton Smith, Arend Remmers, Moritz Mohr
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Famke Janssen, Jessica Rothe, Yayan Ruhian

March 24, 2024 @ 8:15 pm

Brattle Theatre

Skarsgård stars as “Boy” who avows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister.