Olivia Wilde, also known for her political and feminist commitment, was the absolute protagonist, in 2018, of A Viglinate, a dramatic thriller written and directed by newcomer Sarah Daggar-Nickson.
She became famous thanks to the role of Thirteen in the tv series Dr. House, in which he starred from 2007 to 2012, and also a bit for a topless scene in the indie Alpha Dog, the film by Nick Cassavetes in which they also appeared Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Amanda Seyfried e Amber Heard, Olivia Wilde starred in films such as Tron Legacy, Cowboy & Aliens, Rush, Christmas suddenly e Richard Jewell, just to name a few.
In the film by Eastwood She played a reporter who extorted confidential information from an FBI agent with sex, and defended the film script and her character from sexism charges, claiming that no one subjected the federal agent’s behavior to criticism for his behavior, and that this was the umpteenth confirmation of the existence of a double standard by which female and male behaviors are evaluated.
A defense that is worth a lot, because Olivia Wilde is famously one outspoken and very active feminist, especially in recent years and following everything that followed the birth of the MeToo.
In 2018 Olivia Wilde she was the protagonist of a film in which the theme of abuse against women was central, and which proposed a protagonist who was anything but resigned victim. Is called To Watchman.
A Vigilante: the plot of the film
At awake Olivia Wilde plays the role of Sadie, a young woman who has escaped from an abusive husband and a dramatic past trauma and who, after a long series of workouts that have turned her into something of a lethal weapon, has become a feminist avenger and travels to the United States providing help to women and children who live in abusive situations, helping people in difficulty to escape their tormentors by using the same weapons as their own: anger and violence against them. Over the course of the story, Sadie will have to deal with her past, first psychologically and finally coming face to face with her ex-husband again.
A Vigilante: the trailer
Not only Olivia Wilde
Absolute protagonist of this film, in a very intense role both physically and psychologically, is Wilde. At his side are lesser known performers such as Morgan Spector, Tonye Patano, Judy Marte, Betsy Aidem and CJ Wilson. To write and direct Watchman it was another woman, Sarah Daggar-Nickson, who directed his first and so far only feature film after signing shorts such as Dead Hands e The Light in the Night.
Feminism with krav maga shots
The martial art used by Sadie in Watchman and the requirements stomach, a discipline developed in Israel in the mid-twentieth century by an army officer, Imi Lichtenfeld, who was asked by the government to develop an effective and quick-to-learn method of combat to train special forces. A lethal mix of techniques from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo, karate, kung fu and street fighting, simplified for quick learning, krav maga is very aggressive, based on the principle of simultaneous defense and attack. Its effectiveness has made it a point of reference for anyone interested in self-defense, and it is also one of the most used combat disciplines in contemporary action cinema, precisely because of its rough nature and linked to sudden and unannounced clashes. rules.
Just to give a few examples, they learned and used krav maga on set Matt Damon in the films of the series Jason Bourne, Keanu Reeves per John Wick, Daniel Craig in all films by 007 interpreted by him, Angelina Jolie in Salt, Jennifer Lopez in Enough, Tom Cruise in Collateral and in Jack Reacher, Jessica Chastain e Sam Worthington in The Debt.
Festival and criticism
A Vigilante was presented as a world premiere at the South By SouthWest, the festival held in Austin, Texas, which is col Sudance the most important event for American independent cinema. Released in US theaters in March 2019, in full #MeToo, recording a good critical success: on the aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is credited with a 92% positive reviews, with a weighted average grade of 6.9 out of 10.