Voltage Pictures





2019 Bliss

2015 The Mind’s Eye

The acronym stands for American Veterans of Foreign Wars. These former soldiers, with their chiselled features of the great heroes of B-series action films (Fred Williamson, William Sadler and Stephen Lang), plan to defend a young woman against a horde of raging junkies. Locked in a bar, they will conduct an exhilarating siege and massacre the intruders one by one.

Joe Begos does not hide his references and pays direct tribute to a whole genre of 1980s cinema, from John Carpenter to John McTiernan. As in Bliss, the Begos desaturates tones and plays with colours, creating an ambiance on the edge of fantastic, bordering on nightmarish.

Friday, 30 October, 11am at the Star St Ex

Saturday, 31 October, 6pm at the UGC

Sunday, 1 November, 6pm at the Vox

Technical information

Country: United-States

Year: 2019

Runtime: 1hr32

Language: in English subtitled in French


Director:  Joe Begos

Producer: Amanda Presmyk 

Scenario: Max Brallier, Matthew McArdle

Actors: Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Fred Williamson