Batman's dramatic flair and The Punisher's merciless morals collide in Finland's violent, pulp noir answer to the booming superhero genre, as a masked vigilante wages a one-man war on the criminals ruining his city, and his life...
Jesse Haaja's feature film debut is a blood-splattered love letter to genre classics showcasing the director's remarkable ability to balance inspiration with carving a unique identity and world for our masked anti-hero. For example, wonderfully framed stealthy takedowns and brutal brawls wouldn't feel out of place in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, but are infused with a raw brutality that only Rendel can deliver!
Rendel isn't all dread and brooding however, matching the thrilling ultra-violence with refreshing injections of genuine humour, like goons debating the meaning of "take care of him". While our titular hero excels as a stoic defender, Rami Rusinen brings a chaotic likeability to our foe, the wannabe gangster heir frustrated by his ambitions meeting the black mask of justice.
Bringing a pulp noir spin to one of cinema's most popular genres, Rendel is a new kind of hero not to be missed! On DVD and Digital 25th February 2019 - try the trailer at the link.