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The Brute (1977)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  22 March 1977 (UK)
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Glamour model Diane Shepherd is routinely being beaten by her husband Tim, who accuses her of infidelity. When she can't take it anymore, she finds shelter with photographer Mark and his ... See full summary »

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David Millett ...
Eric
Clive Graham ...
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Anne Godley ...
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Glamour model Diane Shepherd is routinely being beaten by her husband Tim, who accuses her of infidelity. When she can't take it anymore, she finds shelter with photographer Mark and his girlfriend Carrie. They introduce Diana to Millie, who is in a similar situation. Meanwhile, Tim informs Diane that if she doesn't come back to him, he will see to it that he gains custody of their son, Timmy. Written by Il Tesoro

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Rated R for domestic violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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a pretty nasty flick if your into that sort of thing.
30 May 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is a disturbing and rather depressing portrayal of wife batterring complete with some fairly graphic scenes involving the two leads. the movie does have a peculiar opening in which a shrink talks on camera about the traits and patterns of a wife batterrer for those who may be interested in taking it up. we can tell he's a shrink because he's wearing glasses and a suit. after that informal, pleasant introduction though it's pretty much gratuitous violence that doesn't leave much to the imagination i.e. shovels jabbed into bunnys and one bloke getting a well deserved number of kicks in the groin from some black bird sticking up for his mrs! a nice gesture towards the feminists there i thought. gloria steinem eat your heart out. perhaps the film would work better as a documentary on this subject as i can't understand the entertainment factor unless of course your a masochist.


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