Billionaire Family Hunts Human Game

Billionaire Family Hunts Human Game

For those missing the billionaire voyeurism of “Succession,” Sundance filmVeni Vidi Vici” is poised to be a more sinister remedy.

Written and directed by Julia Niemann and Daniel Hoesl, the film centers on the Maynard family, who live an “almost perfect” billionaire lifestyle, per the official synopsis. Patriarch Amon is a passionate hunter, but doesn’t shoot animals, as the family’s wealth allows them to live totally free from consequences, as the logline for the social satire dark comedy teases.

“Destructive strength is creative strength,” a character says in the trailer. “But don’t predatory cats belong in the wild?”

The hunt for whomever the dangerous hunter with no regard for human life is takes over a community, as all fingers seem to point to the elite family at the center of the drama. Yet the whodunit takes on another social issue: When the presumed wealthy “madman” killer is revealed, will there be actual consequences for them?

Laurence Rupp, Ursina Lardi, Dominik Warta, Johanna Orsini, Markus Schleinzer, and Olivia Goschler star.

Hoesl said in a press statement that the heightened sociopolitical satire of the film is actually inspired by a very real sentiment.

“The situation is serious,” the “WinWin” filmmaker said. “To create a parable, you have to exaggerate, paradoxically enough. I remember Donald Trump saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, and it wouldn’t stop people voting…

Read full article: Billionaire Family Hunts Human Game – IndieWire

The article “Billionaire Family Hunts Human Game – IndieWire” by Samantha Bergeson was published on 11/01/2024 by