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Mayhem! (2024)

Opens on January 5

Director: Xavier Gens Run Time: 99 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Loryn Nounay, Mehdi Hadim, Nassim Lyes, Olivier Gourmet, Vithaya Pansringarm

Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

About the film:

International Premiere at the 2023 Fantasia Film Festival

Sam is a professional boxer about to be released from prison in France, but while on parole, his past catches up with him and he is forced to flee the country. Five years later, he has rebuilt a simple life on an exotic island in Thailand with his wife Mia and her daughter Dara, working multiple jobs to support his family and buy a piece of land to build a restaurant. As his life begins to improve, a job gone wrong puts Sam in the crosshairs of local crime lord Narong, who retaliates with brutal violence. Crushed but still alive, Sam is left with only one purpose: to seek merciless and bone-breaking vengeance.

About the filmmaker:

Xavier Gens is a French director, screenwriter, and producer known for his genre films, beginning with his debut feature Frontier(s) (2007), which was nominated for Best Film at the 2007 Sitges Film Festival. His other features include the video game adaptation Hitman (2007) followed by The Divide (2011), Cold Skin (2017), and Budapest (2018). He also directed segment X of The ABCs of Death (2012) as well as episodes of the television series Gangs of London in 2020, Mortel in 2021, and Lupin in 2023. His feature film Mayhem! (2024) had its International Premiere at the 2023 Fantasia Film Festival.

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