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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Liaisons - Liverpool style
Set in Liverpool we meet Kelly (Antonia Campbell-Hughes - `Lead Balloon' TV series) who at first glance looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. She has a bit of a sexual proclivity that takes her outside what some would consider the normal social mores of coital intercourse. She is into asphyxiation. Whilst at a nightclub she meets Victor (Julian Morris -...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Liaisons - Liverpool style, 4 April 2014
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Tommy Dooley "Tom" (London, England) - See all my reviews
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Set in Liverpool we meet Kelly (Antonia Campbell-Hughes - `Lead Balloon' TV series) who at first glance looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth. She has a bit of a sexual proclivity that takes her outside what some would consider the normal social mores of coital intercourse. She is into asphyxiation. Whilst at a nightclub she meets Victor (Julian Morris - `Valkyrie' to name but one credit). They seem to have an immediate rapport and end up `getting it on'.

Well after the taboo of her `need' is out, it seems to grow and their sexploits seem to add more meaning to their lives which, aside from the odd gig with a dominatrix for Kelly, do seem to be a bit mundane. Victor though sees things going too far - the question is where will such dangerously charged sexual needs end?

To say anymore would be a plot spoiler and there is so much more to this film. It is a bit layered and some would argue subtle to the point of obscuring the real message - if indeed there is a tangible one. I felt that it was all about love, lust, real emotions and sexual needs. It plays out like a damaged poem with some of the scenes taking on the surreal to the grotesque - though not literally. Some commentators have berated the film for doing exactly what I feel it sets out to do. That being it is not meant to be a damning indictment on sexually driven desires or as a lesson to `beware', but a story albeit a very moving one about two people who try to connect on a very deep and emotional level.

Not for the easily offended or sexually squeamish, although that side is not graphic, it was never meant to be. If you like you films to push boundaries then this will probably be one you would want to see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 April 2015
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My brother likes it!
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Importantly austere, densely cinematographic...", 12 Feb. 2014
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Welsh screenwriter and director Kieran Evans` feature film debut which he wrote, is an adaptation of a novel from 2002 by English author Niall Griffiths. It premiered in the Dare section at the 56th London Film Festival in 2012, was screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2013, was shot on locations in England and North Wales and is a UK-Ireland co-production which was produced by producer Jainine Marmot. It tells the story about a man named Victor who lives at a disused school in Anfield, Liverpool in England with three other men and who spends most of his time with his sister named Lizzie who lives in a house with her husband named Mikey and their son named Connor, and his friends named Craig and Baz. Whilst celebrating at a nightclub on his birthday, Victor meets a woman named Kelly on the dance floor and accompanies her to her apartment.

Distinctly and precisely directed by Welsh filmmaker Kieran Evans, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated simultaneously and interchangeably from the two main characters` viewpoints, draws a necessarily unsentimental and psychologically poetic portrayal of a woman who socialises with a Dominatrix named Victoria, and who on a night in June whilst out dancing approaches and initiates contact with a person she takes a liking to. While notable for its variegated and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by cinematographer Piers McGrail, production design by production designer Anthea Nelson, costume design by costume designer Orla Smyth-Mill and use of sound, colors and light, this character-driven and narrative-driven story about the consequences of human cruelty and how it in some cases can express itself, where a Gemini woman and Taurus man who chooses to trust one another and unite in an act of love which exposes their true selves and creates an unspoken promise and invaluable fragments of hope which transforms them and their relation to life, and where excruciating deeds gradually becomes understandable though not condonable, depicts two mindfully internalized studies of character and contains a timely and prominent score by composer Steve Fanagan.

This lingeringly atmospheric, mysteriously spiritual and poignantly and yearningly romantic indie love-story which is set during a summer in England in the 21st century and where an English dock worker in his late twenties is introduced through his new acquaintance to unfamiliar expressions which causes bilateral reactions and instigates the presence of death in him, and a self-employed female designer whom unwillingly joins a friend to meet a banker who takes strange pleasure from being humiliated and dominated, starts acting in reckless and hazardous ways, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, rhythmic continuity, efficiently abrupt film editing, contrasting perspectives, graceful interplay, scenes between Victor and Kelly, comment by a bartender at a pub : "Pick on someone your own size..." and the crucial and authentic acting performances by Northern Irish actress Antonia Campbell-Hughes and English actor Julian Morris. An importantly austere, densely cinematographic and humanizing character piece.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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Very good movie.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wrong rating got posted it should be 5 star, 23 Jun. 2014
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It was terrific
Excellent movie with great acting
I am a big fan of Julian Morris
Will continue to buy from amazon in the future
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars indie films, 29 April 2014
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Well done amazon for the availability of top indie and art house films at a very keen price, keep up the good work
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 27 Sept. 2014
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good film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Nov. 2014
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o.k.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If lingering shots of piles of scrap metal are your thing - watch this film., 26 July 2014
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Despite committed performances from all the players, especially the two leads, this film is really too plot-thin to leave much of an impression. It's given me and the wife some ideas for spicing things up a bit though.....mff...ng...ng....urp.....
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars kelly and victor., 16 Feb. 2014
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Is it just me being too hard to please, this was another load of misrepresentation as far as I am concerned.
It may appeal to some but think hard before parting with your cash.
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