4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Superb for its Age,
By A Customer
This review is from: Cul-De-Sac [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This film won a Golden Bear award in 1966 and that's quite understandable. To appreciate this wonderfuly directed film you have to remember the lack of technology back then. The film is in black and white and wide screen, but carries a sensationable atmosphere throughout. This creates a wonderfuly ery base for superb acting. The storyline is, for the modern world pretty dull in comparison with films like "The hand that rocks the Cradle". However for its time it must have been astonishing and very outrageous. It entails traces of adultery, complete outlandishness and intrusion of privacy. The story of a retired business man trying to protect his young wife from gangsters while fending off unwanted and nosy friends makes an unusual blis of complete suspense. This film has a one track medium pitch of suspense throughout the story. A different sort of film that has an abundance of hidden qualities that will grip you subconciously.