| 6.7/10 |
Edo Van Breemen
| Daniel Domachowski
Jared Abrahamson, Sara Canning, Paul McGillion, Ian Tracey, Ben Cotton
Window Horses, Angry Inuk, Mean Dreams, Weirdos, Old Stone
Hello Destroyer is a 2016 Canadian drama film directed by Kevan Funk. It had its world premiere in the Discovery section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film stars Jared Abrahamson as an enforcer on a hockey team who faces difficult consequences when a hit on an opposing player during a game turns more violent than intended.
The film was shot primarily in Prince George, British Columbia, including at the CN Centre.
Jared Abrahamson as Tyson Burr
Kurt Max Runte as Coach Dale Milbury
Joe Buffalo as Eric
Paul McGillion as Ron Burr
Sara Canning as Wendy Davis
Hello Destroyer Wikipedia
Vice Sports describes the film as "about how violence is cultivated, showcased and then punished within a set of institutions that require its presence to be profitable", and Alex Rose of the magazine Cult MTL called the film "as Canadian as a Weakerthans song and as depressing as that second Leonard Cohen record."
On 7 December 2016, the film was named to the Toronto International Film Festival's annual Canada's Top 10 list.
The film received four Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, for Best Picture, Best Actor (Abrahamson), Best Director (Funk) and Best Original Screenplay (Funk).