Could you imagine ever hearing the words "Dogma 95" and "Joel Schumacher" together in a serious sentence? But this is Schumacher's Dogma 95 film unofficial, of course and the stripped-down production give a disturbing sense of immediacy to an
otherwise fairly conventional story about boys being prepared for war. In accordance with Dogma's bare-bones aesthetic (which Schumacher encountered while promoting 8MM
in Europe), the film was shot on location in 28 days, using 16-mm stock; it relies heavily on hand-held cinematography,
available lighting and direct sound. The result is a riot of swimming grain and blown-out images it really does l...