It’s a world formed by chrome, fueled by gasoline, and given life as if nitrous oxide were coursing through it’s veins. It is the most technically impressive, stylistically distinct, energetically crafted work of animation, film, and possibly even art ever witnessed. It is the result of 7 years of painstaking labor, the seemingly Sisyphean task of translating the inherent kineticism of speed to the frame-limited limited medium of film resulting in a movie with a peerless sense of verve and vigor. AND IT GOES SUPER FUCKING FAST! VROOM VROOM WOOOOOOOOOH!!!
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that’s tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. In fact, their adversaries have modified their vehicles to equip them with highly destructive weapons; with such participants, it is hardly surprising that Redline is forbidden by the authorities, who will try anything to halt the proceedings.
Redline (2009) is part of the Zomeravond theme RACEN. Every Wednesday evening during the summer, Kriterion organises a theme night with two films and a side program. The other film within this theme is Speed Racer (2008), click here for tickets to that film.