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In a world of madness, the sane man is king, but a haunted hero is doomed. Escaping from a mountain citadel, fleeing the tyranny of warlord Immortan Joe and hijacking a battle-wagon, displaced dieselpunk
doyenne Imperator Furiosa, metal-armed, steely-eyed travel captain of a scavengers' convoy, is all out for petrol and ammo. The setting (shot partly in dusty Namibia) and stunning action scenes makes
this movie resemble a combo of Death Race and Dune.
The strong suit of Brian Clemens' iconic updating of post-Avengers spy-fi telly for The Professionals was always its superbly filmed action scenes, shot on location, using capital-city
landmarks but also many London back-roads.
If we needed confirmation of the noisome nature of the medieval world of Hard To Be A God (aka: Trudno byt bogom), the cast are perpetually smelling things - food, mud, faeces, clothes,
each other, and then announcing them to be 'stinky'... After about two hours I was pleading for the film to 'just end'...
Gaunt trees move white against black sky. As she drives through the night the woman in the headscarf adjusts her rear-view mirror to check the slumped back-seat passenger, hat pulled low. She slows
her Citroen CV and halts by a wharf on the river Seine, drags the woman's body from the car, down to the water's edge, and throws her in. It's an effectively dark opening to a disturbing film.