Baskin has been turning heads since arriving on the festival circuit. It’s an intense, violent film with some outrageous ideas and a brilliantly gloomy look. Fans have been praising the picture from the moment they laid eyes on it, and that bodes well for those looking for something new and refreshing. You don’t have to wait any longer for something new and refreshing as Baskin is now officially available to check out on VOD. Don’t hesitate, this one is a keeper!
Can Evrenol directs and co-writes with Ercin Sadikoglu, Cem Ozuduru and Ogulcan Eren Akay. Muharrem Bayrak, Fatih Dokgöz, Gorkem Kasal, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç and Ergun Kuyucu star.
Synopsis: A five-man unit of cops on night patrol get more than they bargain for when they arrive at a creepy backwater town in the middle of nowhere after a call comes over the radio for backup. Entering a derelict building, the seasoned tough guys and their rookie junior, who’s still haunted by a traumatic childhood dream, do the one thing you should never do in this kind of movie: split up. They soon realize they’ve stumbled into a monstrous charnel house and descend into an ever-more nightmarish netherworld where grotesque, mind-wrenching horrors await them at every turn. This is one Baskin (that’s “police raid” to you non-Turkish speakers) that isn’t going to end well.
But wait! Things aren’t what they seem in this truly disturbing, outrageously gory, and increasingly surreal film whose unpredictable narrative pulls the carpet from under your feet and keeps you guessing right up to the final moment. A wildly original whatsit that reconfirms Turkey as the breakout national cinema of the moment.