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An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Long ...
Zoe Coyle ...
Olivia Pigeot ...
Sibylla Budd ...
Geneviève Picot ...
Barmaid (as Genevieve Picot)
Brian Lipson ...
Damien Fotiou ...
Marty Fields ...
Charging Officer


While walking to buy cigarettes, the professional dancer Daniel is abducted and raped over many days by three hooded women. When he is released, the director of his company Isabel has already replaced him in the play and his girlfriend gives him a cold reception. The disturbed and humiliated Daniel leaves the dance company and travels obsessed to seek out the abductors. Daniel has sex with many women that he suspects that might be the kidnappers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A secret he would not share. An obsession he could not control. A mystery he dare not resolve.


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7 September 2006 (Australia)  »

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Anna Torv plays both Daniel's girlfriend Bridget, and one of his female captors. Director Ana Kokkinos advises this was done purely because Anna Torv was the best available person for both roles, rather than the character of Bridget secretly being one of Daniel's captors. See more »


Music for Dance Performance
Written by Carl Vine
Performed by The Trackdown Nonet, conducted by Carl Vine
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This film left me thinking, confused, but entertained and challenged.
29 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a film that comes along every once in a while, and you have no idea if you like it or not. After attending the world premiere as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, I left the cinema feeling numb and in a desperate state of trying to figure out how I felt about the film. I am still no more enlightened, and this is a credit to Ana, who challenges and questions her audience as much as she does her characters.

The film will not please all. It contains full-on nudity and sex scenes, but in the end I felt that they were all appropriate and relevant to the story. In addition, if you are after a well-rounded thriller with a clear beginning, middle and end, you will probably be disappointed.

What this film is, though, is a stunning portrait of a man who is broken down and humiliated, whose life is thrown into disarray for the pleasure of others. Ana has created a stark, honest film, and Tom Long brings an incredibly withheld brevity and aura to the role. His emotions are so internalized and conflicting that the finale to the film seems all the more real.

I applaud Ana for taking the Australian film industry somewhere it has never been before and will likely not go again for some time. See this film and make your own mind up.

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