• 16 Apr - 22 Apr, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Netflix’s new Polish film Furioza starts with imagery that is quite contrasting with the movie’s overall theme. The whole length of the movie is filled with violence and brutality. But the opening shot captures the calmness by portraying a man gazing toward the sea. There is a certain peace in the whole image that indicates the upcoming storm to hit us next. Even though it has the edge of being a gritty crime drama, the film moves forward by maintaining the calmness it establishes in the first shot. The screenplay never strays away from the track by blending the grit with that. As the plot is relatively straightforward and the character studies occur on a superficial level, the screenplay can’t allow itself to go astray from what the movie is all about. The story revolves around Dawid, a doctor and ex-football hooligan, who is approached by his ex-girlfriend ‘Savage’ to infiltrate his brother’s hooligan organisation ‘Furioza’ to get information about their involvement in illegal drug trafficking. They make the deal that if Dawid brings the information, the police will close all the pending cases against his brother. While Dawid accepts the job and is involved in the various hooligan activities with the gang of ‘Furioza’, he questions his morality in betraying his brother.