‘Furioza’, the Polish Netflix film that devastates its savage violence

Furious, a new film from Netflix, is much more than a film about street violence, although many of its most shocking scenes take place between fights and confrontations. However, the Polish film is more interested in exploring new ideas under what appears to be a dark crime drama. A resource that shows that behind the shootings, the bare-knuckle fights and its dark tone, there are complex premises. What is betrayal when you really face your own nature? Furious the perception of morality is constantly questioned and does so through a curious resource. The relationship between two brothers and the way in which this bond must feed a dense and increasingly complex plot.

In fact, director Cyprian T. Olencki is very aware of these little gray spaces that block the screenplay, which he also writes. The film insists on the perception that the dilemma facing its characters is beyond them and puts them to the test. But it’s not just an overwhelming tension that unites and separates them.

Also, the focus is on the setting that makes confrontation inevitable. When David (Mateusz Banasiuk) has to accept a police contract that will bring you back to the worst times of his past, he must also face his own darkness. Doctor and with a long history of violence, the character is a balance between two worlds.

On the one hand, the perception of fear and moral duty: David accepts police treatment to save his brother. At the same time, that part of him – raw, brutal and uncontrollable – which is always part of his nature. The director plays with the idea that even if David accepts police treatment because he has no other choice, it’s actually a trip to something wilder.

Furious he is aware of his film condition amidst two versions of the moral and the emotional. And he plays with both conceptions, in the middle of a change undermined by ultra-violence which surprises with its rhythm and its dark tone. Who are we when the past reminds us of our worst times? It seems to challenge the argument in its best and most difficult sections.