Let the card decide. Ace to five is yes, six to ten is no. For Charlie Barnum, this act takes the decision out of it all, allowing the inner-God to take control. At least that is what he has his friends believing. In reality, Charlie is nothing more than a coward; one who refuses to be restricted by the bounds of morality, law or even reality. But every psycho reaches his end - right?
Directed by Terry McMahon and featuring a festival best performance from Emmett J. Scanlan, Charlie Casanova is one of the most unique and intriguing films to come out of this year's SXSW Film Festival.
Bearing a subversively dark and haunting tone, witty dialogue, a satirical plotline and downright disturbing actions, the film is not for everyone. But with an admitted similarity to Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman, Scanlan's performance here is sure to wrack your brain as you attempt to dissect the personality of our lead protagonist and uncover the layered satirical story that comprises the unmistakable Charlie Casanova.