domingo, 18 de julio de 2010

El Secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their eyes)

Imdb link.

Bechdel Test:
No. There are two females characters only, and only one of them is alive during the action.

Sexual violence: Yes. The central plot in the film is the search of the rapist and murderer of a woman; graphic scenes of the crime appear at several points in the film. While the crime is absolutely necessary for the story, those scenes, which I found very upsetting, are not.

Other forms of violence: Some. The only thing I can say without giving away the whole story is that it is a very cruel story of revenge & unrequited love.

The label "complete disaster" doesn't judge a movie's artistic value or its interest, just the fact that there is rape and very few female characters. I quite liked it, to say the truth.

1 comentario:

  1. I don't know how well this came across in translation, but the original Spanish dialog is *appalingly* sexist (and homophobic at times). Which goes well with your note about artistic merit, because I think those characters pretty much *had* to speak like that to be believable.

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