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||An original screenplay
||Yale Hannon, Joe Lynch
||This movie had a limited theatrical release, but is much better than the director’s previous outing “The Knights of Badass Doom”.
||Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe
||A woman has been held in an apartment for four years, one of a number occupied by prostitutes, all owned by a yakuza overlord. When she is gang raped by a number of his henchmen she locks herself in the bathroom, recovers a handgun from the cistern and comes out shooting.
||The woman is seen from the back, naked, as she takes refuge in the bathroom. After that there is almost continuous gunfire and other violence, sometimes involving grenades, and machine guns, and later corrosive liquids and Japanese swords. The whole film takes place in a single room with very occasional forays into the corridor and views of the stairwells on CCTV.
||This movie takes place in close to real time which ticks a box for me, and there is no doubt that Salma Hayek wears a vest pretty well; however, her ability with a variety of weapons is unexplained, making me wonder why she had waited for years before getting her handgun out of the lavatory and taking on the opposition. There is a lot worse out there, so a watch if you like shoot ’em ups.