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Grim Movie about the Fight for Suurvival
on 11 October 2012
This movie is not for those of us who do not like movies about reality and the extremes that one will go to to survive.
The backdrop of the movie is a dance marathon in the depression years. The characters are mostly desperate to earn money to survive. The idea is that the contestants are to dance until only one couple remains. they will take away the monetary reward.
Well of course the stage is set for a heart wrenching saga in which the extremes that desperation brings out in survival mode are graphically illustrated. Behind it all hangs the motto, that when a horse is critically injured it is shot! As the movie rolls out the impact of this message becomes very clear.
Not a happy movie, but the acting is excellent, the supporting cast good and the message is certainly one that will remain in your mind for a great deal of time.
For those of you who enjoy human drama in its extreme, this is a fine one to add to your collection.