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Divided Into Zero (1999)

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A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man's broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder.

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A non-linear surrealistic horror film documenting a man's broken descent into isolation, body mutilation, paedophilia and murder.

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I've spent a lifetime working up the strength to speak with people who no longer exist.

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Eight Blades Out of Ten
12 October 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt, this is one of the most unshakeable visions of hell I have ever encountered. Divided Into Zero rubs in it's bleak logic with a slow, eerie calm. Predictable comparisons with 'Salo' and 'In A Glass Cage' are inevitable and probably justified, but Divided Into Zero is all the more disturbing in that we have only one character during it's 40-odd minutes to attempt any understanding of. In the end, we become as deeply rooted in this soulless man's agony as he is.

Many viewers will be incapable of absorbing it's uncompromising graphic sensibility, with long shots of self inflicted razor punishment, piss drinking, and child murder. Those who do, however, will have a part of themselves forever changed.

Whether this is a good thing or bad thing, I can't say, and don't feel is very important, ultimately. The film offers vitality, anger, and extreme images that have more purpose, more INTENT, than simple minded shock value.

It's true cut-throat cinema.

A remedy...not only for mediocre filmgoing, but for any unaffirmed need to see your own taboos brought to life in color, screaming.


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