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"One person's lover is another person's pet" 'Squeal' - movie review

Available now is the over the top dark comedy from Latvia SQUEAL. From filmmaker Aik Karapetian comes the tale of a man searching for his father only to become someone's pet. It's a demented love tale of trust, humility and understanding that only someone taken to the ultimate limit could comprehend. For the main character in the feature that's exactly what he's in store for. SQUEAL is a devilish glimpse of human behavior and a reminder of the power of unconditional love.

SQUEAL kicks off with Samuel (Kevin Janssens) searching for his lost father in Eastern Europe. After an unintentional accident with a pig from a nearby farm Samuel's life transforms into darkness. Betrayal is the name of the game in SQUEAL and boy does it send you to left field. Role reversal is common in fantasy thrillers and Karapetian exploits it to the fullest. Janssens journey becomes this hilarious peril that you wouldn't wish on your worst foe. Just when you think the absurdness is confined to his captures you soon find out its infectious among the community. One by one you are introduced to the characters of the small village which adds to the despair of the current predicament for Samuel. Squeal excels in calamity which is captivating enough to make this an enjoyable watch. Not often do you get to see the limits of love tested so uniquely. SQUEAL could equally pose as a serial killer flick as much as the fairytale it's described to be.

Subtitles and all SQUEAL is a ton of fun. The cast is very enjoyable and while obscure the story blends very well throughout. It may miss a few radars here at the end of the summer. For those that get a chance to see it they are in for a treat. SQUEAL is filled with tons of appeal and may change a few dynamics in the pecking order of relationships!

3.0/ 5

SQUEAL is directed by Aik Karapetian it stars Kevin Janssens,Laura Siliņa,Aigars Vilims,Normunds Griestiņš,Juris Bartkevičs,Guntis Pilsums.

It is available now :

US: Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, XFinity Cable, and more. Canada: Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google Play

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