A VIOLENT MAN
Running Time: 105min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Cinema 360º
MMA aspirant Ty (former NFL running-back Thomas Q. Jones) is spoiling for a fight. He gets more than he bargained for when he takes down an ostensibly undefeatable champion in a sparring match. Ty boasts about it to Victoria (Denise Richards), an sports writer looking for a scoop. Ty and Victoria wind up at her place… and Victoria winds up dead. Did the ferocity that makes Ty formidable in the ring get the better of him in bed?
With its powerhouse cast—Oscar nominee Bruce Davison and Jim Jarmusch regular Isaach De Bankolé also feature—director Matthew Berkowitz’s second outing speaks to the power of film noir to shine a light on the base impulses brewing below our civilized exteriors. Ty’s amiability masks a profound aggression—but does that make him a killer? Or are more methodically corrupt forces at work in this riveting tale of violence and desire?
Director: Matthew Berkowitz
Producer: Justin Steele, John Lewis, Orson Oblowitz
Screenwriter: Matthew Berkowitz, Justin Steele
Executive Producer: Thomas Q. Jones
Production Company: Nero-Films
Music: Peter G. Adams
Cinematographer: Luke Hanlein
Editor: Matthew Berkowitz, Justin Steele