Review
"A life ending technican..."
Take2IndieReview | November 24, 2019
GREEN COBRA

T2IR 3.5 out of 5 stars

GREEN COBRA is the genre-bending story of a hit-man (aka Life Ending Technician) who details, to a documentary film crew, her rise in a mostly male dominated field.  She is being filmed on the backdrop of a typical day on the job; which consists of Russian mob clients, disturbing methods of torture Рand maybe one too many bad ex-boyfriends.

Sigurd Culhane’s film opens with a simple, yet stunning, visual with his choice of set location – along with a look and feel to the film that encompasses a wonderful green tone.

Two Russian goons are dragging a man (Patrick Tamisiea) tied up in a chair Рvia cellophane wrap Рinto an abandoned warehouse.  It seems Tamisiea has  had sex with a bride at her wedding Рand he was not the groom Рa new mob boss was.

Now comes the payback.  Enter Green Cobra (Colleen Foy) a slightly psychotic woman who has thought of every career path Рincluding selling drugs Рuntil deciding to choose a predominately male held position as a hit-man.

Foy gives an intriguing and powerful performance as she enters the story in high heels while on her headset – speaking about toxic relationships.¬† Almost numb from the torture she is about to embark on, her driving force is that she replaces the victim for the ex-boyfriend who did her wrong.¬† Even as she asks Tamisiea if he loves her – when he finally says he does – it’s too little – too late.¬† She’s taking back control of her life through a sick and twisted game of cat and mouse – and she loves every minute of it.

While torturing her victim, Green Cobra multi tasks with giving an interview for a documentary.¬† We see our victim in the background of the interview as she shoots a nail into him with a nail gun – in between answering questions on camera.¬† One of the benefits she states of this job is that it’s “freelance”.

Tamisiea gives a wonderful performance as the victim.  He makes you feel every moment of his captivaty and pain.

Listed as a comedy, this film lacks a sense of laugh out loud humor you would expect.  The violence is disturbing which makes you forget that this is a comedy at all.

Lighting, cinematography (Andrew Aiello), score (Leland Cox) and set location in the film are all top notch.

This film confirms the saying “hell hath no fury as a woman scorned”.