Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman [aka Tráiganme la Cabeza de la Mujer Metralleta] (2012) is a Chilean action/comedy film written and directed by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza for LatinXploitation, Too Much Films and Moises Motion Pictures. Starring Fernanda Urrejola, Matías Oviedo and Jorge Alis.
Santiago Fernandez is an aimless young man content with spending hours on the couch playing Grand Theft Auto and fantasizing about an exciting life of crime and gun fights. By night he DJs at a club owned by ruthless Argentinian kingpin Che Longana. One evening, Santiago finds himself trapped in a bathroom stall as Longana holds a secret meeting to make known his offer of $300 million pesos for the head of Machine Gun Woman, an ex-girlfriend turned hitwoman who has it out for him. When he is discovered eavesdropping on the conversation, Santiago’s only choice to avoid being executed is to lie, claim he knows Machine Gun Woman and offer to bring her in. When he is given 24 hours to make good on his claim, Santiago’s life turns into a violent video game of its own complete with missions, guns, sexy women and brutal violence.
Girls, guns or zombies? Chilean assassin girls, guns and Grand Theft Auto!
Not rated. 73 minutes. Watch the HD trailer here …
Watch the film, currently, on Netflix (here).
My thoughts… Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is a violent, ’70s grindhouse-inspired action film similar in style to those of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. I love that retro style. However, this film is also inspired by the Grand Theft Auto video game series. I don’t play video games, but any pop culture aficionado can see the obvious references (other than the game actually being mentioned in the film). Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is gritty, retro fun! Oh, and Fernanda Urrejola is undeniably sexy as the scantily-clad deadly assassin of this film’s title!