I honestly don’t know the first thing about Chilean cinema, so the trailer for writer/director Ernesto Díaz Espinoza’s 2009 action extravaganza “Mandrill” is my first exposure to what the country has to offer. The clip is, admittedly, a little confusing, as the picture tends to shift gears between unadulterated action and silly romance without so much as an afterthought. I’m also getting a strong James Bond vibe from the flick, though I’m not sure if this is intentional or not. Regardless, the trailer looks very promising, and I’m anxious to see more spin kicks in narrow hallways perpetrated by an extremely well-dressed individual. Truth be told, it doesn’t take much to make me happy these days.
Here’s the lowdown on the plot:
Completing contracts with ruthless efficiency Mandrill is always on the lookout for the man who killed his parents when he was a child. When a contract comes up and it looks like this may finally be the man responsible for the death of his parents Mandrill discovers that the only way to get to him is through his daughter Dominic. But revenge is often a terrible cycle and Mandrill may not see this through to the end.
As of this writing, no release date has been set. A damn shame, it is. Huge thanks to Twitch for providing the trailer.