Wednesday, 26 October 2011

katalin varga (2009) - peter strickland

Katalin Varga was made very cheaply in Romania (Transylvania!!), although the cast are speaking Hungarian (but luckily for me, it was subtitled). Katalin had been raped 11 years previously, but when her husband finds out the son is not his (and kicks them both out) she decides to get retribution on her attackers. Sadly, it was not that good a film, but there were a lot of great shots of the Romanian scenery (filmed in a natural way, so it looked real, not on film). It got better right at the end, when she stayed with the family of the rapist, but l certainly wouldn't recommend it that much (there's not even that much violence for pity's sake!).

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