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A film with disturbing conclusions.
on 7 November 2017
Many of the reviews on here rightly praise this film for its direction and editing, and for its multi-layered composition.
It's also a film about male violence and the male gaze, and it's not clear whether Roeg has a clear line between commenting on rape and presenting it salaciously.
Certainly, the very explicit rape scene near the end is shocking: partly because of the leisurely detail, and partly because the victim is unable to struggle. The fact that the police detective is also presented as a voyeur suggests that we are all implicated.