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A film for the curious.
on 3 February 2011
If you were curious about the film 'Salo' and found that actually having seen it once was enough, then you're likely to feel the same way about this. It is very cleverly photographed and well acted, but leaves a feeling of dirt in the soul. Sating curiosity is all very well but it's an expensive film and is not 'entertainment' in any sense of the word. However, for a connoisseur of modern horror, maybe more interested in the technical aspects of film than just the plot, and have a wide knowledge of 'horror' styles, then you may well find this more satisfying.
I'm assuming you already know the plot and just want to know if it's worth the money to buy it. If you prefer horror like Saw or Hostel, or 80's slasher movies, then the answer is probably no ! If you're looking to push the boundaries of what you see as far as possible, then by all means spend and see. It is an intensely depressing film, with no sympathetic main characters, leaves you feeling as if you've been down a long dark hole of nihilism and depravity, and wondering whether the human mind ever ceases thinking up ways to hurt others.