Veteran Detective Henry Cardenas faces his toughest case in Vince, a prime murder suspect who claims to be a fallen angel. While investigating the brutal murder of a Los Angeles housewife, Cardenas is pulled into a labyrinthine interrogation that involves a charming improvisational actor, a nosy reporter, and an unsolved murder of a nightclub musician who’s being missing since 1979. Reminiscent of 1987’s Angel Heart, The Ascent is a micro-budgeted ($15,000) testament to the power of truly independent film.
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