Marie was once a successful graphic novelist, but now she lives in Amsterdam’s red-light district, drinking too much and getting into brawls. However, she has to get her life back on track after one violent encounter.
Bloody Marie was shortlisted as one of the nine films in contention to be the Dutch entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not selected.
Co-directors/writers Lennert Hillege and Guido van Driel have worked in film, but this is their first full length effort.
Marie’s last graphic novel Porno For The Blind was such a success that she’s still recognized in public. However, all she does now is drink. And drink. And then drink more, to the point that no one will serve her. So she gives her shoes to a neighbor for a drink and then decides to steal them back, along with some money. He blames one of his girls, as he’s a pimp, and now Marie is finally responsible for someone else.
If you’re expecting an action-packed effort — the advertising leads that way — this isn’t it. But it’s still well shot and acted.
Bloody Marie is now showing in select theaters and is available on demand.
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