Erotic-Thriller | 73 min. | CANADA/ITALY | 2017
Valley of the Rats tells the story of a young man accused of his ex-girlfriend’s murder. Before he’s formally charged by the police, he sets out on a two-day odyssey to find the real killer – tracking down his leads from the backseat of a rented limousine; which allows him to converse and ponder class society, life in the city, and contemplate the dirt that runs in the small nooks and valleys of cosmopolitan life. Two-thirds of the way through this wildly kinetic and erotic film, the style switches to a contemporary, wordless, operatic imagery of sex and violence.
Directed by: Vince D’Amato (Vampires vs. Zombies; Glass). Starring: Momona Komagata (Peelers), Tristan Risk (The Editor, American Mary), Lynn Lowry (Cat People).