BURNOUT starts with the young Ayoub's long-sighted look at a shop window. He is 13 years old and works as a shoe shopper, hoping to earn enough money to buy a bone prosthesis for his mother... See full summary »
Former Colonel Fernandez is appointed Minister of the National Anti-Drug Agency (SENAD) and purges the special forces to fight the first of many battles against drug trafficking on the border of Paraguay and Argentina.
Bruno Sosa Bofinger
Head burned, addicted to thrills, Tony lives for one thing: become a professional motorcycle super-bike driver. Until the day he discovers that his son's mother is linked to the gypsy underworld. The only way out of this gear: put his talents at the service of mobsters. Circuit driver during the day, go-faster at night, Tony is plunged into an infernal spiral that leads him to the brink of rupture.
Burn Out burns itself out along with it's main character, a young aspiring motorcycle racer that falls in with a group of drug dealers to help his girlfriend, who is indebted to them. This well travelled plot follows along these lines rather predictably, basically finishing the sentence started above without much in the way of surprises. I noticed another review hear touting this as "the French Polar" It's not...Polar was a way better film in style, acting, and story...if you enjoyed this film to any degree, I highly recommend it. This movie is passable entertainment for bike and crime drama enthusiasts, also an extended commercial for Ipone French motor oil (which appears in almost every scene, hope they got some financial support for showing the name and logo 57 times), but not great. The most excitement is garnered through extended helmet cam shots that grow steadily more tiresome as they grow lengthy. At points so bland and predictable in story and dialogue, there seems little point to watching through to the end...which essentially fades out in a yawn most will see coming ten miles down the road.
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