Made up almost solely of banal suburban scenes gone horrifically awry, this is a sober, fantastically acted, and detached gem of a movie. The final half hour is almost unwatchable, and left me severely drained; I don't "like" this movie, but I will not soon forget it
Heterogendered Papin Sisters. The futile violent eruption of two individuals against the structural alienation of their environment and their failed attempts to reconcile with world by love and social climbing. In a society where everything is a commodity that can be bought and sold, alienation is ubiquitous. "Alienate" originates in transfer and in sale, thus in a totally commodified society alienation is complete.
Una película desigual, con escenas involutariamente risibles (Martha gritando en el río) y otras realmente sórdidas (Raymond desnudándose junto al cadáver de la señora Fay y entrando a la habitación donde lo espera Martha) Lo más destacable es la actuación de Tony Lo Bianco y la estupenda fotografía de Oliver Wood.
Savage noir done with barebones production value that isn't distracting for a second! The desperation and manipulation of love is at the root of this movie and very few explore it more explicitly than this one. Passion, so much pasion on screen I could scream!
this film is quite the roller coaster: the first half, it leads you slowly up the track and by the second half, you're flying down wondering where the time went. Kastle smartly plays out the suspense and Martha does her part incredibly well. the opening sequence is said to be done by Scorsese, who was on the team for 10 days. Kastle eloquently uses shadow and light in this film to his advantage. an underrated film