The Set-Up

The Set-Up ★★★★★

'we both won tonight.'

driven by rage at a plot to profit off of his perceived declining talent, a man pulls the ghost of his former self out of the air and fights for his life, his dignity and his sanity. in an underworld where promoters and fixers wear suits and ties to match their white collar counterparts on wall street, men live and die for money from each others fists. an absolutely savage film of raw intensity, lit like a sparse, bleak backdrop of hell. major. nobody shot films like RKO.

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