Lovers from different backgrounds run afoul of a ruthless money lender and find themselves in a race against the clock to bail themselves out of a dangerous situation. While the location shooting in South Dakota takes advantage of the desolate plains and mountains of the area and the obvious poverty of the Reservation itself, it tells a universal story that would not have been out of place in Rio, Marseilles, Addis Abbaba, Calcutta or any other atmospheric location of decay.
Comment: I don't know how good Rez Bomb is, but it looks visually interesting. More to the point, it's the kind of movie we need more of: thrillers that just happen to be set on reservations rather than rez-based stories that just happened to have a thrill or two.
Of course, setting the movie on Pine Ridge is a big cliché. If Pine Ridge and the Navajo rez closed shop, would that be the end of Native filmmaking? Isn't anyone willing to do a Native film anywhere else?
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.
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