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The Seasoning House (2012)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 June 2013 (UK)
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The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the ... See full summary »


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In 1996, in the Balkans, the population of a small town is slaughtered by a militia under the command of the inhuman Goran that abducts young girls for prostitution in a brothel owned by the cruel Viktor. The deaf Angel that witnessed the execution of her mother has a weird birth mark on the face and Viktor chooses her to housework; to put makeup and drug the girls for the clients; and cleaning them up after the brutal encounters. Angel also sneaks between the walls and ventilation ducts during the night. Angel befriends the girl Vanya that knows the language of the deaf. When Goran returns to the house with his men, Angel witnesses one of them raping and killing Vanya and she revenges her new friend killing the man. Now Goran and his men are hunting her down and she is trapped in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Later in the film, when Dimitri attempts to strangle Angel with his belt, she stabs him with a syringe loaded with heroin. He almost immediately reels back, loses coordination, and begins vomiting. The first issue with this is the method of injection. For heroin (or any drug) to have a near-immediate effect when injected, it must be intravenously (IV) injected, i.e., directly into a blood vein. With Angel jabbing the needle randomly into his leg like she does, the chances of hitting a vein directly or hitting and not going through are slim; more likely, the needle will pierce muscle tissue and be injected intramuscularly (IM), a method which will result in a much longer and milder onset of effects.

Also, assuming the dose Angel draws into the needle is comparable to what she normally gives the girls, it likely would not effect a large man the same way it would the smaller girls; specifically, Dimitri probably would not have experienced vomiting and coordination loss to the point where he couldn't stand straight. However, it might also be assumed that the girls have been there a while and have developed a tolerance for the drug, resulting in a larger dose being necessary. If this were the case, the dose might be enough to affect Dimitri in such a manner, assuming he doesn't use heroin on a regular basis himself. See more »

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Surpassed my expectations
18 June 2013 | by (Sofia) – See all my reviews

This film took me by surprise. When I went to the cinema to watch The Seasoning House, I didn't know what to expect. It was a British movie, the director's name was unfamiliar to me, the poster didn't gave me much clues except the critics seemed to like it, so basically I had no idea what I was in for. Boy was I surprised, 90 minutes well spent! The story is intriguing, based on real events that used to happen not so long ago somewhere in the Balkans, the acting is impeccable, and the cinematography is gold. This movie holds you firm in your seat as it changes gears several times throughout the story. I think it is going to be one of those movies where you either love it or hate it. Even though I am not really a horror fan, I found this movie very entertaining and would strongly recommend watching it. The horror critics seem to agree.

The world is a cruel place… and The Seasoning House has windows through which you can see it.

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