Indican Pictures will bring writer/director Daniel Columbie’s revenge thriller, Amidst the Devil’s Wings, to the DVD market place on Dec. 8.
Set against the backdrop of sensual Miami, we meet Manuel Delavida (Carlos Guerrero — Promises, Banshee, etc.), businessman, husband and father of two young children. From all outward appearances he’s a good and descent human being … that’s about to change.
When his wealthy father, Enrique (Enrique Herrera) is murdered, Manuel is devastated and, like any son, wants the killer or killers brought to justice. It seems simple enough, but double-dealing politicians, Colombian drug cartels, professional hitmen — it’s just business, nothing personal — and more are the forces that are aligned against him.
When he realizes that he will get no justice through “normal” channels, his hugs his kids, kisses his wife — “I’ll be back soon” — and sets out on a brutal mission of revenge. Like peeling back the layers of an onion, one lowlife thug leads to another … and another. Up the food chain he goes, with all indications that well-connected “businessman” John Casternoble (Alex Teixeira) is the individual who ordered the hit.
In a quote that is more than apropos — often contributed to Confucius — “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves” … just killing his way to Casternoble quickly becomes a fool’s errand, as corruption is a weapon that is used to disguise both the evil and the good. Who can he trust? Perhaps, no one … and everything that Manuel holds dear is suddenly in jeopardy.
Amidst the Devil’s Wings is a slick thriller, with production values that far exceed its indie budget.