The crime photographer Joe MacCormack is tired of his profession and he quits his job and he visits his Aunt Cora that has raised his brother and him since they were boys. Joe meets the deaf Laura, who helps his aunt in housekeeping and has visions of death, and they feel attracted for each other. Meanwhile a serial-killer is threatening Laura. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Features both Louise Fletcher and Otis Young, both actors co-starred with Jack Nicholson in seperate films, Young in The Last Detail (1973) and Fletcher in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »
so-so thriller, but doesn't deserve to have been held back from release this long
I saw this at a meeting of the Upstate Independents in Troy, New York.
The movie was OK from what I recall. I did like how there was a lot of sign language in the movie. Mellancamp's girlfriend speaks it, and he speaks it with her. Mellancamp plays a crime scene photographer who is tired of it, tired of everything perhaps. At one point he dumps some of his photos off a bridge into a river.
A killer who is obsessed with video (he's surrounded by TV sets in a warehouse) takes an interest in Mellancamp. He sends a message to Mellancamp on a videotape, and Mellancamp has a problem when he takes the video to the police - I thought that was clever.
The killer has a job as an egg sorter. I think the person showing the film to us (not the director) was asked about that, and I guess it was because the director thought it was an interesting job he'd never seen in a movie before, and also the idea of "good eggs" and "bad eggs" and the humor of having a "bad egg" in charge of that.
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