One of the quirkiest and funniest films ever made in Canada, Crime Wave follows neophyte screenwriter Steven Penny (Paizs), a strangely silent young man who aspires to make the best “colour crime films” imaginable. But Steven has one major problem: He’s only good at writing the beginnings and endings of movies. With the help of a young neighbour (Kovacs) and the mysterious “Dr. Jolly,” Steven struggles to beat his writer’s block.
Set in a 1950s fantasy world, this wryly humourous combination of postmodernism, surrealism and genuine affection for old Hollywood films is irresistible for anyone who likes unusual movies with an inventive take on storytelling.