Following its International Premiere at London's FrightFest, Linus de Paoli's unsettling psychological thriller A Young Man with High Potential will be arriving on VOD and various streaming outlets later this month, and today we have the film's trailer to share with you.
The film follows Piet (Adam Ild Rohweder), a brilliant grad student but also painfully shy and socially inept. His lonely and sexually frustrated existence changes when he is forced to partner on a school project with the pretty and outgoing Klara (Paulina Galazka). As they spend time together, Piet misinterprets her friendly personality and awkwardly professes his love to her. When Klara rejects his advance, Piet retreats into himself, becoming more obsessed with his “love” until one night when he drugs Klara and attempts to have sex with the unconscious woman, but when she begins to fight him off, he reacts in a violent way. What follows is a very long and horrifying aftermath that sends the man down a dark and despicable path.
The press release describes the film as "a disquieting tale reminiscent of the works of Lars von Trier and Michael Haneke."
Amanda Plummer (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pulp Fiction) also stars. Anna de Paoli and Gerhard Hahn produced.
A Young Man with High Potential will be released September 17th, 2019 on VOD/streaming outlets including iTunes, Amazon OnDemand, YouTube/Google and Vimeo via Artsploitation Films.