Kills on Wheels review – hitman in a wheelchair fires up plucky comedy drama

Attila Till’s movie isn’t exactly a radical representation of disability, but has its heart in the right place

If you see one film about a Hungarian hitman in a wheelchair this year, make sure it’s this one. Writer-director Attila Till’s plucky comedy-drama isn’t quite the radical representation of disability it seems to think it is, but has its heart in the right place.

Non-professionals Zoltán Fenyvesi and Ádám Fekete play young men with serious mobility issues (the actors themselves are physically disabled in the exact same ways as their characters) residing in an assisted-living home. They start writing a comic book about their adventures with an older friend, Rupaszov (Szabolcs Thuróczy), a greasy-haired badass paraplegic and contract killer for a Serbian mobster (Dusán Vitanovics) who runs with a pack of rottweilers.

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