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Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. Written by
This movie is very confusing. How can men be pigs? How can you be a pig yet still be a man? If all men are pigs, are all pigs men? If not, why? I need to know! Although it is a very small line in the movie and does not greatly affect the plot, it is a very strong statement. How can an individual, being or organism be one thing and at the same time be another? In this case, we are talking about two very dissimilar animals. This is not like saying a man is at the same time a human and a mammal. The two are distinctly different species. And again, the film does not address the question of whether a pig is in fact also a man. And is the character using the term man in reference to mankind or simple male humans? While I believe the film had a good plot and generally was a good movie, it left too many unanswered questions and left the viewer contemplating in anguish the meaning of that one phrase.
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