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Scarlet Street

Fritz Lang ABD, 1945

bharath.sivakumar's rating of the film Scarlet Caddesi

Starting out as a simple noir mystery soon starts filling up with complex characters sharing complicated relationships. Lan'gs understanding of human beings' primal desires and using the screen as a mirror to show humanity's dark morality can make this movie difficult to watch. A bone chilling climax depicting mental illness at its realest, one isn't sure if the ending was a victory or a defeat for our protagonist.