In spite of all of its brutishness and violence, kidnapping is a delicate art. At least, I imagine that it is. With so many moving parts and variables, there is a seemingly limitless potential for things to go wrong. And that’s precisely what this new clip from Don Verdean illustrates.
The new dark comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, which is available now on VOD, follows the titular Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell), a man of faith whose life pursuit is biblical archaeology, which is to say that he searches all over the world for relics and artifacts that reinforce the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Gospel.
However, as you’ll see in the clip, Don’s path turns less than righteous when he and Boaz (Jemaine Clement)—his contact from the Holy Land—turn an alleyway encounter into an attempted kidnapping. I say attempted because their vehicle is woefully ill-equipped for the grim task of forcibly relocating another human being against their will.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“A devout biblical archaeologist treads down a less-than-righteous path when he begins to receive financial support from an evangelical preacher.”
Don Verdean is available in select theaters and on VOD right now. Have you seen it? Planning on it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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