Der Samurai

Join Indievents, and Club David Wednesday, June 10th, for the South Dakota Premiere of Der Samurai.

Der Samurai has been a hit at dozens of film festivals and horrorfests all over the world even picking up a handful of awards. Now is your chance to see it screened in Sioux Falls!

A wolf wanders the woods on the edge of a small village on the German-Polish border. Jakob, a young police officer, is tracking him, but senses something more in the darkness. He comes across a man, or something akin to one, with a wild gaze and a wiry body. He wears a dress and swings a katana, a Japanese sword. When the stranger tries to tempt Jakob into joining his crusading against the village, the latter must give more than his all to prevent the destruction that his enigmatic admirer wreaks first among garden gnomes and guard dogs, then upon the inhabitants of the village.

In the dawn following this tar-black night nothing is as it was. And Jacob has to learn what it means to step out of line.

Der Samurai is a nightmarish thriller about a personal liberation. What begins as a mysterious but nonetheless reality-grounded narrative takes on ever more fantastic aspects. Following the award-winning shorts HUNDEFUTTER [Dog food] (Short-Film Prize, achtung berlin 2007), COWBOY (Iris Prize, Cardiff 2008) and KOKON [Cocoon] (German Short Film Prize 2009), Till Kleinert now makes his feature-film debut with Der Samurai, which is also his diploma work for the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin (dffb).

"Der Samurai takes a step into the truly phantasmagorical" - Fangoria

"...oozes style while bathing in its use of blood-soaked, reclusive metaphors to hammer home its subtext." - Hamzah Sarwar, Horror Talk

"A somewhat Lynchian riff on the cat & mouse thriller" - Daniel Baldwin - Bloody Disgusting

"Der Samurai will burn in your brain long after the heads, and the credits, have rolled."- John Condit - Dread Central

Der Samurai will be presented in German with English subtitles.

Live Q and A via Skype with director, Till Kleinert may follow the screening!

The screening will be held at Club David in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $6 in advance and $10 at the door.