Defendor

de Peter Stebbings

Synopsis

Hero or threat? This is a question that’s followed all kinds of superheroes, from Spiderman to Superman, and including the dark Batman. Defendor can’t elude this doubt. He possesses no powers, but is gung ho on dealing out justice. A parody of the comic book world like Kick Ass and Special (Sitges'06), Defendor moves between action and comedy led by a captivating Woody Harrelson. Like any good superhero story, it’s not missing a villain or gadgets: the "defendog", the "defendoor" and a handful of marbles used as his main weapon. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an oaf with rivers of hope.

Director

Peter Stebbings

Born in Canada in 1971. He’s had a long career as an actor that began in the theater world. His interpretation in the Canadian series Madison got him two Gemini award nominations. Defendor is his directorial debut. He has also worked as a screenwriter and producer.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Noves Visions - Dark Ficció
Original language: English

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