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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

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This is my knife, and this is my dick - which one shall I stick into you?

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15 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Michael: crónica de una obsesión  »

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$3,366 (USA) (17 February 2012)

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$15,151 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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A Coldly Observant Film with A Chilly, Amoral Protagonist
17 February 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

There are a good many evil villains in film today; in fantasy, action and sci-fi epics, there's usually someone who is hateful and despicable and sometimes more interesting than the hero. In this film, the main character is unregenerate, committed to his quiet destruction of innocence and portrayed without judgement; it is up to us to judge him, and the verdict doesn't take long. This is a chilly portrait of a child molester at home, with his boy locked up in the cellar, and it is not a pretty film in any way, although powerful and well-made. Michael goes about his daily business, unsuspected by his office mates, and even given advancement by his boss. Then he goes home with some groceries and makes dinner for two, followed by despicable acts graphically hinted at. If this doesn't sound like something you would be entertained by, you may want to pass on it; the subject is ripe for sensationalism, but its execution is quietly observant and methodical.


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