Kuningasmies (2020)

Tapio Kauma sent us Lääkekoe (Medicated) back in 2018 and now, he’s back with another strange film that translates as The KingMan. I love the sell copy that they sent me about this movie: “Viewers can see chainsaws, axes and lots of firearms in action & explosions with bloody results. However the movie also investigates the effects of toxic masculinity and what bad might result from a twisted idea of manhood.”

The writer/director also plays Raimo, who enjoys getting to kill the monstrous creatures around the cabin in the woods where he and Osku are supposedly relaxing perhaps a bit too much. Whether it’s all the drinking or the killing, he soon starts to see himself as a king, which leads to his friend accidentally killing another of their pals twice.

I also love that these guys stick to short films versus expanding out to a full-length feature. To me, less is always more and they do what so few movies do for me these days. I actually want to see more of their bloody and hilarious work.

You can watch the entire movie on YouTube and learn more on the official Facebook page.

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