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What have I just watched?


#1

That’s the question that popped up in my head after watching this movie:

My summary

I felt like it was a PTSD movie. It also dealt with sensitive topics, such as death, immigration and freedom.
In the end, I didn’t know what to think of this movie.

What about dramas or movies that left you with this question?


#2

And only at the end of the movie I found out it was actually based on true events … while I had thought the script had come from some sick brain :joy:
Left unsatisfied, confused, whatever, I read some articles about the events it’s based on and then watched the Deep Cut series version:

It was basically an extended version of the movie, but at least it helped me get rid of the “What have I just watched?” feeling.
All the sick scenes of the movie are still in there, but spread more and with more explanation.
And there’s a cool OST too! :slight_smile:


#3

I might want to watch it! (Is there rape or sexual abuse?)


#4

If you do I recommend the Deep Cut version.
There is sexual abuse, electrocution and manipulation and dead bodies are chopped, boiled, put through a blender and dropped somewhere in a river or so.
But as long as you don’t have a problem with watching that, it’s an interesting watch.


#5

While searching articels about that movie I’ve found:
“The reference that the film is based on a true story, as the opening credits and a text panel towards the end claim, always have to be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism at Sono” (the director).
http://www.filmstarts.de/kritiken/277249/kritik.

But it sounds interesting. Will I have the nerve? I even exposed Flower of evil for now.

(Btw, I saw
The Naked Director
My husband won’t fit - not as funny as it sounds
Love and fortune
Rivers edge
37 seconds
and was really very surprised.)


#6

It’s just inspired by the true events, the director had his own way with it.

I saw all of those too! :slight_smile:
But Forest Of Love was the weirdest, sickest … yet, still kinda interesting, so if you dare … do give it a watch, preferably the Deep Cut version. :slight_smile:


#7

I was not sure about the amount of violence in Flower of Evil, but after I watched it, it wasn’t all that disturbing. Knife edges are blurred and the camera always cuts away before we can see the death. Disturbing stuff like fingernails removed from a corpse are also blurred. I’m usually sensitive to violence, and this is my opinion-- it wasn’t too much. There’s fistfighting, chloroforming, strangling and lots of knife violence but not overly grotesque. It’s a little scary becaus the psycho used to keep victims in cages, but overall bearable.