Director: Olivier Chateau
Starring: Julien Courbey, Jean-Marie Lamour, Jacques Frantz
Runtime: 82 minutes
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Region: All Regions
A small time hood has aspirations for big time crime, but his entire life hangs in the balance as he struggles to survive! The fantastic independent crime thriller ASYLUM is coming from Synapse Films!
A small-time crook named Jack (Julien Courbey) wants to move up the underworld hierarchy to become a big-time gangster. After a deadly mistake that almost costs him his life, he gets the opportunity and it’s much more than he bargained for! Chained to a tree and left to die with no food or water, he has to use his sharp wits and knowledge to survive this horrible torture. Encountering predators both animal and human, Jack fights for his life as he struggles mentally with his career choice. He wants to be a gangster, but at what cost?
ASYLUM (aka I WANT TO BE A GANGSTER) is a fantastic independent film from French director Olivier Chateau. Shot in standard definition with a strange desaturated sepia color palette and intentionally degraded grainy picture quality, this film has a unique look that sucks you in and never lets you go.