Review: Bloody Friday (1972)

Based on actually events. A massive and brutal crime-flick with a moral: THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT THY CRIME, CUNT!

“BLOODY FRIDAY” (Blutiger Freitag)

Director: Rolf Olsen
Stars: Raimund Harmstorf, Gianni Macchia, Amadeus August
Distributor: Subkultur
Runtime: 102 mins

“Don’t tell me what to do, you fuckin’ cunt!”

The merciless criminal Heinz Klett escapes police custody. Togeteher with his companions he wants to make some easy bucks robbing a bank. But it turns out to be a violent affair which can’t have a happy ending.

A nicely restored piece of classic German Euro-Crime. It’s slow paced, but intense and extremely violent. The casting fits in, and the script lifts it a tiny bit from your usual Italian Euro-Crime. Blood runs freely, and it’s filled up with pretty gory moments. It’s easy to see “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” has been a massive influence here. It really stands out, and is definitely worth getting a copy of.