For his first feature film, Ryan Prows combines the American thriller and its many protagonists with elements of Mexican folklore. A Mexican wrestler anxious to pay tribute to a mythical father figure casts off the shackles of a sordid organ trafficker. He encounters a number of weird characters, such as a young man just out of prison, who doesn’t seem to realise he has a swastika tattooed on his face.
Lowlife has all the attributes of modern pop culture: it conveys the heritage of Tarantino and makes multiple allusions to iconic modern works, such as Breaking Bad. But, at the same time, Prows crafts his own personal tone, plainly surrealistic.
Version: English and Spanish, with French subtitles
Director: Ryan Prows
Producers: Narineh Hacopian, Derek Bishé, Tim Cairo
Screenplay: Tim Cairo, Jake Gibson, Shaye Ogbonna and more
Cinematography: Benjamin Kitchens
Editing: Brett W . Bachman, Jarod Shannon
Cast: Nicki Micheaux, Mark Burnham, Jon Oswald