If there’s a more twisted and disturbing (in a good way) film that “Compliance” this year, this writer hasn’t seen it. And following last week’s debut of the poster, a full-blown trailer has arrived.
Directed by Craig Zobel, who helmed the winning indie film “Great World Of Sound,” and executive produced by David Gordon Green (along with filmmakers Jody Hill, Tim Orr and Danny McBride, they all went to school together in North Carolina), “Compliance” is based on true events and centers on a call made to a fast food restaurant that leaves none of its employees unharmed.
It’s a difficult film to discuss because you don’t want to spoil it, but the way it plays in a moral gray area of culpability, victimization and blind obedience is very interesting and thought-provoking to say the least. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was met with enough divisive reactions that it was quickly labeled “controversial.” And while that might be relatively accurate, many of us can say “Compliance” is certainly one of the most intriguing indie films of the year and we recommend that you see it and make up your own mind about it. Starring Dreama Walker, Pat Healy and Ann Dowd as the fast food restaurant manager (and so good, you’re likely going to see more of her soon) , “Compliance” hits theaters on August 17th. Here’s our review from Sundance and here’s a recent interview we conducted with the director.