A man is released from prison after serving four years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and retarded brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother…
I had seen all of Gaspar Noe's stuff before seeing this and that probably made this film seem less impressive. Its blatantly obvious that Noe ripped a lot straight from this movie, but I also feel like most of his work combines the technical prowess of this film with more compelling subject matter. The last 30 minutes of this are a drag, I felt like this would work better as a 35-40 minute short.
the only versions i can find of this are 75 and 78 min long. anyone know where i can see the full 93 min?
Important in how it breaks down spaces into varied emotions (isolation, desire, excitement, aggressiveness, pity) creating a highly subjective mindstate. Kargl and Rybczynski neither condemn nor glorify, but rather recognize the variety of human personality, for better or for worse. C'est la vie.