A teenage girl walking along the beach is attacked by a group of men and brutally gang-raped. She later finds out that not only is she pregnant from the rape, but that she has contracted ... See full summary »
A teenage girl walking along the beach is attacked by a group of men and brutally gang-raped. She later finds out that not only is she pregnant from the rape, but that she has contracted syphilis, and she develops a deep hatred for all men. Years later she becomes a doctor. By day she saves lives, but at night she takes her revenge on men by picking them up and killing them in various ways. However, one day she meets and falls in love with a young physician. Complications ensue. Written by
Highly original and involving movie, beautifully photographed in b/w and colour. The colour switching can be a little confusing but another reviewer has suggested that the b/w sequences represent the present whilst the colour is for the past and particularly important moments. They may well be right, I shall have to pay greater attention next time. For surely this exciting tale is well worth seeing more than once. From the opening shots in the hospital operating theatre and the childhood rape sequence , mostly in long shot on the beach, till the denouement in the tunnel, this is a fascinating study of passion, revenge and greed. All told in such a matter-of-fact manner, with no give-away music score, that even when there are slightly creaky moments, we believe it all. NB: Please ignore completely the ridiculous fake review by Mitsukai.
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