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Refreshing german take on a tired sub genre
on 1 November 2010
Zombie fans have been overun with zombie IQ level films and books of late few really shine.
Just recently however there have been a couple of good films, both are foreign language. One is the French The Horde and the other is this one - Siege of the Dead - or its German name Rammbock. As a British resident of Berlin I found it refreshing, interesting and pretty gripping - it's a nice change from the bog standard Amrican films. The lead character here in the film is trying to give his keys back to his ex girlfriend and hoping for a reconciliation when the whole zombie thing kicks off - he's a bit wet but comes through in the film. There are plenty of interesting characters. It is in German with subtitles. That's fine with me. The story was good and even a little romantic for the lead guy. It was well filmed and the story was fine without annoying bits or stupidity/incredulous bits that spoil some films. The infected attacks have a good pace. The director is talented, there#s plenty to muse about, the music good and I enjoyed it. It's a quiet little piece (at least compared to the frantic and zombie filled recently released French film The Horde) that I found very rewarding.