Not l'amour fou. Inadequate reading of sexual ownership and male dominance, with a few typical western motifs tossed in for good measure. A rape victim is branded as "damaged goods" and is punished for life. A powerful finale as the victim and rapist savagely destroy one another, but then all the man has to do is say "I love you" to remind her of her place. Control enshrined as sentimentality for the impressionable.