The bank-job-gone-wrong has been a familiar premise for many genre movies, but the reason filmmakers return to it is that it’s ripe with potential. Making his directorial debut, Éric Hannezo hopes to create something special with “Rabid Dogs,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the French thriller.
Based on Mario Bava‘s 1974 movie of the same name, the film stars Virginie Ledoyen and Lambert Wilson and follows a trio of bank robbers who take some desperate measures when their job takes a turn for the worse. In this clip, we see how the heist is nearly stopped before it begins. Here’s the official synopsis:
After their armed bank robbery goes haywire, three criminals take their hostages—a young woman (Virginie Ledoyen), a father (Lambert Wilson), and his sick daughter—on a berserk, blood-spattered road trip. Determined to reach the border, the gang embarks on a long night’s journey into surreal ultra-violence, as both their desperation and the body count moounts. Based on Italian giallo maestro Mario Bava’s twisted ‘70s shocker, Rabid Dogs at once pays homage to the dark heart of the original, while updating it with a sleekly modern stylishness.
“Rabid Dogs” opens in limited release today. Watch below.