Friday, September 30, 2005

saw A History of Violence. excellent piece of work. unrelenting, unpretensious, completely void of bullshit and cliche. at a certain point it could've turned into a typical mistaken identity film or a revenge film but it never does. it stays true to itself and it's characters all the way through. the violence is brutal and abscent of glamour, the much talked about "sex scene" is raw and real, never turning into soft-core erotica or an exploitation film rape scene (i found myself asking "was this rape? and if so, which one was the rapist?"). and as it was ending you're left with this lingering feeling that these people will never be who they were at the start of the film. that was made it so different. it wasn't a happy ending or even a sad ending, it was just one big fucking nagging question of "where will they go, now?". bravo to all.

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