Mexican director Everardo Valerio Gout’s Days of Grace adopts a multi-strand narrative akin to Latino scorchers Amores Perros (2000) and City of God (2002) before supercharging it with the sort of dynamic energy seen in the best works of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Days of Grace this coming Monday (21 April), we have THREE DVD copies of Gout’s slick, stylish and adrenaline-fuelled crime epic to give away to our avid readers, courtesy of the fantastic team at genre specialists Chelsea Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Days of Grace begins with three figures caught in a stand-off as a menacing dog slavers away in the background. We then jump back to 2002, where cop Lupe is shaking down two young boys suspected of peddling cocaine. Aggressive and seemingly crooked, we soon see the human side of Lupe as he rushes to meet his newly born son and exhausted wife at a hospital. Meanwhile, the second narrative strand follows the kidnap and ransom of an eminent businessman, his head captor inspiring a mix of awe and fear in those who follow him. Throughout, Gout jumps from past to present in order to flesh out the machinations of his easily corruptible players.
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Everardo Valerio Gout’s Days of Grace is released on DVD from Monday 21 April, courtesy of Chelsea Films.
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