Pig follows a man (Rudolf Martin) who wakes up alone with a black hood on his head and his hands bound behind his back in the middle of the desert. Disoriented and dying, he is discovered by a woman who nurses him back to health. When he comes to the realization that he doesn’t know who he is or how he got in the desert, he decides to follow a note left in his pocket to discover his past. The man returns to Los Angeles to find the answers, but learns nothing is what it seems.
Pig was created by writer/director Henry Barrial after reading a newspaper article about a German citizen who had been abducted and imprisoned by the CIA for six months, only being released after a 37-day hunger strike. He was blindfolded and hooded, flown and driven around for hours, finally being released in Albania where his belongings and passports were returned to him. Barrial was excited by this story and added some interesting sci-fi twists and turns to make Pig into an intellectual sci-fi thriller.
Pig was self-financed and independently produced and as a result, has been able to maintain Barrial’s original vision. Due to a low budget, the greatest impact doesn’t come from CGI and a lot of “firepower” but from the intellectual storyline that twists and turns right up to the final reveal.
This is another interesting indie film that has piqued my curiosity and made me wish I could watch it in its entirety in order to give you a full review and recommendation. From what I’ve read about Pig, there are a few interesting twists right up to the end which are right up my alley for sci-fi movies. These twists makes it all the more intriguing and worth the wait. Maybe some day, I’ll be able to give these films full reviews, until then you’ll have to settle for quick synopses and short trailers.
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