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After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost - much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc's sexual appetite. Written by
Ozon's masterpiece is of the public power of ideas that feminism and freedom of sex have fabricated. A young man, Luc, is calculatingly used by a girl Alice who really has a will to power. She intentionally makes Luc to kill a guy: she lies that some guys have raped her and taken photos of it. After a runaway Luc and Alice (and the corpse) are captured by a hermit who has an eye to Luc's boyish charm. He frees Luc from institutionalized interest to girls, even to such extreme that finally Luc takes him as a savior. But the story is also full of surprises. Luc and Alice escape the hermit's lodge and for the first time have sex. In a beautiful landscape they enjoy each other and the nature around them behaves like Disney Dream, cute animals of every size come and cuddle; this is a sharp and deadly picture of the expectations a Westener has when in movies! This work is quite certainly an intentional anti-feminist in spirit, and it also gives the argument, why. Aside of that, the fable is well balanced and beautifully filmed, like a chamber piece.
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