Artsploitation Films promises the North American release of Russian film “Bullet Collector.” The film, the debut of director Alexander Vartanov and made in stark black and white, concerns a boy who is trying to deal with his horrible home life:

“A unique and visually striking work, the film examines the traumas of a wide-eyed 14-year-old boy, struggling to cope with a terrible home life dominated by an angry mother and a stepfather who can’t stand the sight of him. His school routine is plagued by brutal attacks from bullies, and his life becomes even more nightmarish after he is sent to a hellish reform school. Losing himself in a fantasy world where he is loved by a beautiful girlfriend and able to defeat his oppressors, the boy’s reality tells of a very different life. But is he actually just a timid teen destined for abuse, or will he gain the strength to fight off his attackers? Recalling the world of Antoine Doinel in Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows,’ this unsettling, moody masterwork updates that classic by giving it a distinctly Russian flavor.”

The release of “Bullet Collector” will be released Feb. 19; the DVD will come with extras such as a reversible DVD wrap with controversial cover, a deleted scene, a making-of featurette, cast interviews and a 12-page collectible booklet.

Check out the trailer below and write what you think of “Bullet Collector” below the post:

Bullet Collector

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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