‘Concrete night’, by Pirjo Honkasalo


September 14, 2015 by Me and My Monkeys

Despite our generation of metrosexual explorers, the deep waters of masculine identity remain largely unchartered.

Concrete night makes a nuanced attempt to cinematise Man’s arm wrestle between violence and beauty, and get us talking about what it means to be a bloke.

The blacks and whites remind us of On the Waterfront machismo, but the teenaged hero has only the trappings of Brando.

Concrete night will have you under visual and emotional arrest. This is men kicking against the pricks – ultimately their own.

Recommended? Yes

Out of 10? 7

My monkeys suggest: Watch the trailer below for a snapshot of the Peter Flinckenberg visuals, or 800 WORDS PER FILM for a more useful review.

One thought on “‘Concrete night’, by Pirjo Honkasalo

  1. Denise says:

    Good subject matter for a film.

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