Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Poet, novelist and screenwriter Charles Bukowski was famed for offering shockingly dark, nearly pornographic views of modern life. A disturbing independent film that has only been occasionally played at off-beat film festivals and paints a chilling portrait of how easily a slightly disinfranchized but still fairly average guy can be turned into a soulless killer. It all begins when a petty thief meets a former insurance agent in an all-night cafe and asks the agent to join him on a robbery in Beverly Hills. In need of thrills to fill the hollowness he feels inside, the agent agrees. Though he thinks the job will be easy, the agent is mistaken, for the homeowners are inside and have heard the prowlers in their house. The wife comes down the stairs, not realizing that the steps she takes will be her last. What follows are horrific scenes of violence, torture and ultimately cold-blooded murder.
agent [representative], awakening, cafe, criminal, disturbance, emotion, house, instinct, insurance, investigation, investigator, killing, mansion, meeting, murder, rape, robbery, society, wound [injury]