Impunity (2014)

JYOTI MISTRY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5

South Africa, 2014.  Bioskope Pictures, Shadowy Meadows Productions.  Screenplay by Jyoti Mistry, based on the story by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Film Editing by , .  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.

South African Bonnie And Clyde with none of the style or intelligence, this one starts out trashy and only gets worse from there. A soulless boy and a troubled girl begin their mayhem when he saves her from being raped by a vicious barman and they kill the culprit. They jump into a stolen car and tear across the nation leaving bodies in their wake, frequently punctuating their crimes with a lot of sex-in-montage that makes one wonder why it takes the police so long to catch up with them. When the authorities finally have them in custody, the focus shifts to a hard-edge detective who is just trying to do a good job while the criminal couple are constantly getting out of being handcuffed in his car. Unintentionally campy, the ridiculously bad dialogue and direction almost make it worth watching just to see how awful it is.

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