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Death & The Maiden [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008YLV8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,789 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gray Mage on 11 Feb. 2013
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This is an excellent film for those who like strong story lines. I am sure the author, Ariel Dorfman, based his novel on real events. It's about a woman, married to a successful business man, in a now democratic south american country which has
recently emerged from a military dictatorship. By chance she encounters her torturer of years before when she was a political prisoner. He denies her claim but she is adamant that he is guilty and you remain on the edge of your seat from the first confrontation as to whether she will eventually shoot him after she has finished with him. The husband is a more or less helpless by-stander as the action proceeds. Sigourney is brilliant ( as ever! ) as the tortured girl. This story was done as a play on BBC Radio 4 about 25 years ago with Juliet Stevenson as the girl. She acted the part with equal aplomb. This is not a film to everyone's taste but for those concerned about political outrage and attrition, it is very powerful. It contains descriptions of the torture procedures so be warned!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Sept. 2007
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Before going further, let it be said that this is not a movie you will want to watch on a date Friday evening. This is very tough stuff and can be a little depressing. There are only three people playing in this movie (this is an adaptation of a theatrical play): the woman (Sigourney Weaver), her husband (Stuart Wilson) and the guest (Ben Kingsley). It happens in a non precised country in Latin America after the revolution, and the husband was just asked by the newly elected democratic president to chair a commission investigating the crimes of the fallen military regime.

The woman is a former victim of the junta - we know she was imprisoned for years and tortured at many occasions. And then arrives the guest... and his voice seems familiar to the woman. She believes that he is the man who tortured her years ago and decides to make him pay. What happens next? Well, you will have to watch the movie, because all of this was just the beginning...

All the cast is great but Sigourney Weaver is simply incredible. This is one of her most powerful performances ever - if you are a fan, you simply MUST see this movie.

This is a very difficult film. If you search to have some fun and spend a nice evening, it should not be your first choice. But if you need something harder, more difficult, more ambitious, different from the mainstream works, well, here it is. The movie has also a very clear "Polanski touch", which I personally always loved - and that means it is very smart, very surprising, but somehow just a little bit creepy... Be warned, this is powerful stuff, but really, really worth your time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wfc on 22 Sept. 2014
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the acting and story in this film are excellent, as i've seen it once before.
however, i bought this polish copy of the film thinking that the dialogue
would be as the original, ie english and the film would have polish sub titles.
this is not the case. the soundtrack is in english, but cannot be heard because
of a very loud polish narrator.the film is quite impossible to watch because of this narration.
(unless you are polish) english speakers do not buy this copy.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Barber on 24 Jun. 2002
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This is a brilliant adaptation of Ariel Dorfmans play of the same title. It's an exceptionally well acted, thought provoking film. I first saw it at a showing to raise money for Amnesty International - and it was a very fitting film for that purpose. It isn't a confortable subject matter - but I recommend this film to anyone, and particularly those with an interest in Human Rights causes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cicero on 22 April 2011
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An absorbing film, intense, with little action, it being set mainly in one room in a house by the sea on a stormy night.The acting is first class and the story revolves around a casual visitor to the home whom the homeowner's wife believes to be someone who tortured her during the country's previous dictatorial regime. She ties him up and attempts to 'persuade' him to confess. Even at the end it is not clear whether the visitor in fact was the torturer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By basil on 6 July 2013
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Fine writing, good directing and quality acting. A film with some substance. It is difficult to decide if he was guilty or not...see what you think!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Polishguy on 21 Oct. 2013
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This film is great. It's based on a play. Maybe it's slightly over-acted but it's superb. But the copy is bad, it's just like VHS. I think this films deserves re-edition. I have seen it once on TV over 10 years ago and I remembered it. There are no subtitles either which is a shame. But it's a great cinema. Dvd cover looks lame too. Definitely needs re-edition. Amen.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randy F. on 12 Jun. 2008
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Roman Polanski has a knack for great film making: "Knife in the Water," "Bitter Moon," and "Repulsion" are just some, thought they share a common thread--that of human corruption and a road you'd never think yourself on. "Death and the Maiden" is no different in this respect, though this is one of his more brilliant productions. While Sigourney Weaver is a perfect neurotic wife who thinks she recognizes a former torturer of hers (that her husband brings home, nevertheless), it is Ben Kingsley (the alledged torturer) who steals the show. Not since his "Ghandi" have I been so riveted to the screen. Watching this, you'll think he's just great, but wait for the last fifteen minutes of the film and he will blow your mind completely. The camera stays on him as he transforms himself into five or six different people. Man, does this ending pack a wallop! One of my favorite all-time movies, this one, along with "Knife in the Water" are at the top of my list.
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