im just appalled that you would take such a traumatic subject matter and be so garish and callous with it. there is potential in the premise but it is so poorly executed and dare i say it, bland. i wish the person who recommended me it would have just called it for what it is (cheap naziploitation) and not made it out to be some haunting n reflective exploration of psychosexual trauma, fascism n violence.
Fascinating but not always successful. A provocative examination into the power-struggles that exist between couples, given added weight by its emphasis on the sadomasochistic relationship between a former Nazi officer & a young Jewish woman still captivated by him. Several sequences remain iconic & genuinely unforgettable, but the third act shift into symbolism abstracts rather than clarifies Cavani's point of view.
The 70's was a good decade for exploring adult sexuality. Of course that meant a lot of sexploitation movies. I wouldn't classify this film as sexploitation, but most of the films that were inspired by it were. It's a love story, and while it's titillating, it isn't gratuitous.
un peu plus de 40 ans après sa sortie , ce film me dérange autant que la 1ere fois...je me demande toujours jusqu'ou peut aller la passion?? extrème dans ce cas la! Mais je crois que la folie amoureuse peut être force de création et de construction mais aussi (maleureusement ??!!) extrèmement égoiste et destructice...je continue à m'interroger!!