The ultimate polarizing art v. trash film. To call it misogynistic is to miss the point, though that's not to say I ever want to see it again. A really difficult and troubling film but it is an essential anti-grind house film.
This notoriously graphic tale of a woman who is brutally raped, only to enact revenge on her violators, is notable for simultaneously being an exploitation film, and turning the subgenre on its head. Turns the female role from victim to antihero, with memorable results.
Despues de ser brutalmente violada, una joven escritora toma la justicia en sus manos, y ejerce un tipo de venganza mucho más brutal y sangrienta sobre sus atacantes. Se trata de una cinta muy truculenta y bastante inverosimil (especialmente en su segunda mitad) ; sin embargo, llama la atención por la solvencia tecnica y narrativa del director Zarchi, y por tratarse de un entretenimiento barato, pero muy divertido.
i can't believe i watched the entire film.. it was absolutely disgusting and misogynistic... im glad she got revenge though and it was really satisfying when she locked the dude in the bathroom and chilled out listening to some records while he was dying.. only ok scene
Ok, so the drawn-out rape scenes are obviously highly exploitative and uncomfortable to watch, but when she sets out on her revenge trip and completely humiliates and destroys the perpetrators, I feel like the lingering camera of the first half isn't redeemed, but overall the film turns into a more understandable subversion of exploitation. I just don't find any of it particularly well made or interesting.
Conflicted about assigning any rating to this, as I imagine most would be, but the fact remains that despite its brutality and overt exploitative gaze, this was ultimately a very rewarding experience for at least me personally + a cathartic one