Breeder (2020)

A renowned health supplement company is abducting young women as part of an experiment to impregnate them and then bio-hacking their embryo’s DNA to reverse the aging process. Mia investigates, but soon she finds herself trapped, branded and tortured in a grim underground facility. Trust me — things get dark.

Dr. Isabel Ruben is able to bring men back to youth, but is driven to continue her research in the hopes that she can also erase her age. She’s doing her science in an unhygenic concentration camp lorded over by two men — the Dog and the Pig — who are in it merely to abuse women.

She’s also blackmailing Thomas, whose faciities she is using and whose wife is Mia, who is soon branded — and man, this movie has a lot of urine in it, as the burning mark is soon pissed on — and although there are hints that she enjoys BDSM, she is definitely not enjoying the hell that she soon goes through.

Director Jens Dahl co-wrote Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher, so that should tell you what you’re getting into. Writer Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen has mainly done shorts and while this film could use a slight bit of trimming to its running time, the ending catharis is wild and filled with moments that completely shocked me.

Trust me — there are some moments in here that are rough. Real rough. But it also surprised me with its quality and storytelling.

Breeder is available on digital from Uncork’d.

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