An Alpine backpacker later named Ötzi was stalked and killed by an arrow in the Italian Alps more than 5,000 years ago. His assailant: unknown. Motive: undetermined (though intact kit tends to rule out robbery). Ötzi may have been the victim of a mountain feud. Not the first, and certainly not the last.
German filmmaker Felix Randau’s has turned this real-deal anthropological mystery into a thriller Iceman. The LA Times says it’s…
“…a recognizable B western sharpened as much by its glints of psychology as by its kinetic savagery.”
That’s not meant to be much of an endorsement, but it rings the Frontier Partisans gong.