For me and my husband this film was just sadistic and ultimately uninteresting. I would almost call it pornographic. I didn't feel anything for any of the characters. And being British, I found the subtitling like a foreign language -- 'Badass' seemed to be in every second sentence.
Still a bit speechless here:D clearly it's not the best of movies out there, but I'm sure it's meant to be kinda trashy, it suits the idea. I love that it's got some hilarious absurd moments, it's quite unpredictable and doesn't take itself seriously. Also, it made me realise how used I am to seeing women violated by men and how incredibly rare it is to see it in reverse, which is.. refreshing.. in a weird way:D
I might have missed this, were it not for the confused and/or dismissive reactions posted here, which were all the incentive I needed to watch it. Glad I did. I'd happily file it alongside "Funny Games" in the guilty pleasure category. That it's genuinely funny in places only adds to the weirdness of the otherwise elemental, pagan horror show on offer here. Probably some kind of social commentary going on as well.
If I was solely rating the cinematography it would be 4. Dark modern surrealist, unpredictable characters. We're kept afar (visually) from relating to any, even Natalia, the seemingly innocent. The blood scenes were incredible, I haven't seen the male body become so destroyed by sadism since Pasolini. Not a "feminist film" rather it explores and reflects the social type and gang mentality that treats humans as toys.