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Eva is a legit actress, who also does debt collecting jobs on the side for her ex-husband, loan shark Al. She doesn't want to go on with collecting, but Al asks her to do one last job, finding a missing $600,000 stolen from him by Flav.
José Rafael Arango,
Night streets. Saxophone player is letting the sounds from his horn fill the empty streets, and there's a killer on the loose. Hard boiled cop on the edge trying to solve the horrendous crimes, while his marriage falls apart. Neighbors who are annoyed by the sax players midnight's improvisations.
'Subway Riders' is crime thriller directed by one of the No Wave Cinema pioneers Amos Poe. Interesting is that No Wave Cinema emphasized the mood more, than style and storytelling, but 'Subway Riders' is all about style. And the story itself is quite interesting, although incoherently told. Darkly lit (or even without any lighting at all) scenes that are mostly under- or overacted, tilted camera angels, unnecessary jump cuts, seemingly pointless scenes between minor side characters mixed with long scenes of someone driving a car, or drinking a coffee. But all this mess is put together so well, that it turns 'Subway Riders' into entertaining piece of art that mixes loneliness, sadness and madness with sax sounds, and gory crimes.
If you have to watch a moody experimental film on rainy night, then let it be 'Subway Riders'. But don't expect your regular '70's/'80s slasher thriller. This one stands much higher.
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