DVD, Digital Release: Agony

DVD & Digital Release Date: Nov. 27, 2018
Price: DVD $17.99
Studio: IndiePix

The feature film debut from filmmaker Director David Clay Diaz, the German/Austrian thriller Agony was an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival and Fantasia Fest.

In the film, a young woman is murdered, her body dismembered, its parts dumped across Vienna and two suspects emerge without a clear motive: Christian (Samuel Schneider), a law student who sells concessions part-time at a movie theater, and Alex (Alexander Srtschin), an image-obsessed rapper/boxer. Each young man is trapped in his expectations, set against the abstraction of a violent post-moderns news-scape. And one of them goes berserk and becomes a violent killer.

Much more than a slasher movie, Agony is ultimately a split-narrative character study comparing two distinct millennials whose stories don’t necessarily overlap, save for the fact that they both live in Vienna – if not two very distinct Viennas. Questions of sexual identity are deftly brought to light in this dark thriller based on the true story of a shocking and inexplicable murder.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.