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6 Ratings

Illusive Crime

Directed by Richard Woolley
United Kingdom, 1976
Drama, Crime


The film tells the tale of a housewife (who we never totally see, but can hear) trapped in her luxury house at the mercy of a husband and ruthless police team investigating an illusory political crime that she may or may not have committed.

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Illusive Crime Directed by Richard Woolley

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  • kartina obskura's rating of the film Illusive Crime

    it probably believes in people´s will to actually take that other life more than i do but how different narratives weave into/over/through each other, a camera that avoids almost everything but windows and mirrors (so, the film happens somewhere else, as that same life she´s talking about) joined with obscure sound and music - is just so good

  • HM's rating of the film Illusive Crime

    Hey, this is a weird, but totally original film that both draws you in and makes you aware of watching at the same time. A very accessible experiment that crosses all sorts of borders between mainstream and off-beat, as well as tackling taboe areas such as rape. This is the kind of film that gives the tag 'experimental' a good name and I just wish this guy was still making films -- apparently he writes novels now!