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fleur de chair's rating of the film The Countess

I appreciate Delpy's idea that Bathory may have been one of the many women in history who was blotted out or demonized because men thought she had too much power and wanted what was hers. She is portrayed as a product of the barbarism of her time: Barbarism for which men are rewarded but for which women are damned. Unfortunately, Delpy's screenplay is not sophisticated enough to do justice to these ideas.