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I knew nothing about this film other than having watched Suicide Circle by the same director. I took a chance by ordering it and was glad i did. Firstly, the film looks great. The colours are vivid and the sets are imaginative and strange in keeping with the tone. The film is about incest, emotional trauma and revenge. It is told in a surreal style which won't please fans of more commercial cinema but is what makes it unique. The themes are difficult to stomach but I never felt that the exploitation element was too extreme. The performances are good and it is well directed. It is artistic in nature and has a dream-like quality.
The only disappointment for me was that the director/writer felt the need to include a hurried explanation for everything at the end. Also, the scene on the bed is too visceral but certainly has an impact. On the whole, a fascinating film.