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El seductor

The Beguiled

Dirigida por Don Siegel
Estados Unidos, 1971


During the Civil War, a wounded Union soldier is cared for and lusted after in an all-female southern boarding school. His presence at first scares the girl, but quickly starts off a series of diverse sexual frustrations and jealousies. But his shrewd handling of the women leads to brutal vengeance.

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El seductor Dirigida por Don Siegel
To write off Siegel’s Beguiled as a politically incorrect relic — or, in the words of Variety’s Owen Gleiberman’s side-swiping Cannes Varietydispatch, a “mediocre Tennessee Williams play staged by Sam Peckinpah as a third-wave feminist horror film” — is to avoid wrestling with one of the true heavyweight American movies of the ‘70s. Because the original The Beguiled is a paradoxical and problematic masterpiece that even a filmmaker with Coppola’s gifts would be hard-pressed to improve.
June 22, 2017
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The story may sometimes come off as a ribald soldiers’ tale that Siegel, born in 1912, had been awaiting a sexual revolution to tell; still, his intense, intelligent breakdown of the film’s wild outbursts reveals subtleties of love, despair, and shame beneath the schematic luridness.
January 01, 2010
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Hobbling on crutches with pistol in hand after his amputation, Eastwood’s castrated blue-belly is as much of a sharp fraying of his screen image as Siegel’s keen staging of hothouse hysteria is of his, men as accomplices in unleashing the women’s force, the camera not in fear or hate, but in awe.
January 14, 2007
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