Trailer: A man accidentally commits murder in thriller Firstborn

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Aik Karapetian Firstborn

Artsploitation Films has given a DVD and VOD release to the Latvian film FIRSTBORN, which is described as a "subtle and quietly devastating" psychological thriller. If it sounds appealing to you, a copy can be purchased at THIS LINK.

Written and directed by Aik Karapetian, the film centers on 

a man whose masculinity is put in question by his wife after his feeble reaction to a mugging. He then feels compelled to exact revenge on his attacker.

Another synopsis describes how things go terribly wrong from that point on, saying that the film is about 

a middle-aged intellectual who, in an attempt to restore his reputation in his wife's eyes, accidentally commits a murder. As time passes he begins to see a link between the deceased, his wife's pregnancy, and the mysterious blackmailer who is forcing him to act against his will.

Maija Doveika, Kaspars Znotins, and Dainis Grube star.

Check out the trailer below and see if FIRSTBORN looks like something you'd like to watch.


Source: Arrow in the Head

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