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Fritz Lang United States, 1954

Ademption's rating of the film Human Desire

"Human Desire" has all the malevolence and instruction of Aesop's fables. Each character boils with rage. They struggle in a mythical manner with social contraints and their own desires. Each character's desire complicates and informs their relationship with one another. What they want (a job, fidelity, a girl, a guy) drives them to hurt themselves and each other. A stark and vicious fable.