Mae Marsh stars as the mother of two children. Marsh gives her boys everything they desire, at great cost to herself. She is forced to work in one menial job after another so that her children will never go without.
After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third.
A warlord's nephew lusts for farmer Song Ke's sister. When Song refuses, the whole family is thrown into jail and the sister commits suicide. The father dies of grief and Song lives with ... See full summary »
Gina is a stripper at a popular local club. Everybody loves her and wants her. One night, a feared gang enters her motel room and gang-rapes her violently. Soon afterward, she enlists the services of criminals to help her exact revenge on those who attacked her.Written by
What I like about this movie? First, the director goes to great length to make us care for the characters. Character development is excellent. The setting is good too. A small town in Québec, ruled by snowmobiles and beer drinking locals at the tavern. I like the documentary style used by Denys Arcand. Great way to show the exploitation of the people working in the textile industry. And great way to show the exploitation of the people, period. As the movie progress, we see that exploitation can take different forms. Gina is not too different from Dolorès, or from the four guys making a film, or from the hotel owner's wife for that matter. I also like the setting just before the gang-rape scene. When Gina is in her room and we hear the snowmobiles arriving. You can just feel the tension.
What I didn't liked about the movie? As for other Québec films, some scenes takes forever. I mean, do we really have to see an entire game of pool? Denys Arcand could have probably do this movie in 80-85 minutes, without missing anything.
Out of 100, I give it 84. That's good for *** out of ****. Seen at home, in Toronto, on December 17th, 2002.
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