Roadkill (2023)

On a highway in rural Australia, Connor Shelby (Alexander Whitrow, also the film’s writer and director) lies on top of his seemingly broken-down car while speaking with his girlfriend on the phone. As he promises they will escape their residence by the end of the month, Connor ends the call when he spots an oncoming car. Once a family arrives to offer help, it becomes apparent this is a trap to lure unsuspecting victims into a robbery, as this effectively shot opening offers an understanding of the protagonist and the lengths he is willing to take.

My review of Roadkill is available to read at Nerdly.