Rating: 8 of 10
Fate, an inescapable path of predetermined events, is a rather daunting concept. What’s the point of freewill if, no matter our decisions and choices, we’ll always end up in the same place?
Synopsis: “A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but he miraculously survives each attempt on his life.” (source)
My thoughts: THE SUICIDE THEORY is dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. Percival (Leon Cain) wants to die, but no matter what he tries, he just can’t. So he hires Steven (Steve Mouzakis), a sadistic assassin, to kill him. The theory being, if Percival can’t kill himself, someone else may be able to. The strong performances and chemistry between Cain and Mouzakis outshine the pieces of the puzzle that some might see as contrived. In the end, I was thoroughly impressed with this Aussie thriller.
(Watched on Netflix 9/29/2015)