Hey folks, Harry here with a look at a film that Elijah Wood told me, "Prepare Yourself," and dude, that fucker was in Mordor. PREPARE YOURSELF. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE begins as we find an older man in Mexico die in the streets anonymously. We see his body gathered and cleaned up. They perform an autopsy. Find a finger in the stomach. Thus begins an investigation. At the same time - we find that man's two sons, a daughter and widow having to cope with the loss of their spiritual & culinary leader having died. They argue over leadership of their family unit. They attempt to hunt, to varying degrees of success - and throughout the film - it is just real. I tend to think of cannibalism as this fictional South Pacific Island stories from a few hundred years ago. Or I think of the Texas Hill Country BBQ... but now - WE ARE WHAT WE ARE - makes me more terrified of traveling in Mexico than I've ever had - because Jorge Michel Grau's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is as realistic as I can possibly imagine an urban cannibal familial situation would run, without ever being found out... generationally. This film made me feel icky in a very real sense. The family dynamic is just crazy. Older Brother is being manipulated by the sister to take over the family, his younger brother who is naturally more aggressive, but never thinks things through. Then there's the batshit insane mother. And yet, in their economic reality - they make cannibalism seem awfully reasonable. This is a Horror Drama - and frankly we don't get near enough of these types of films. Really great work, in particular keep your eye on Jorge Michel Grau - he's going places.
We Are What We Are - Trailer
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