Emily is 16 years old when she meets Maciek - a handsome alpha male seven years her senior. Maciek is an unfulfilled musician and an employee of a pharmaceutical company. There is an ...
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Emily is 16 years old when she meets Maciek - a handsome alpha male seven years her senior. Maciek is an unfulfilled musician and an employee of a pharmaceutical company. There is an outbreak of violent passion between them. Maciek introduces her not only to the world of erotic initiation, but also true emotions and feelings. An older man continuously impresses Emilia who was brought up without a father. However, idyllic love slowly turns into a toxic relationship destroying both sides. Emilia's acceptance to college is a turning point in the relationship. It is then when she starts becoming independent, notices other fascinating worlds and other men. Maciek and Emily begin to act destructively to each other. They cannot be together nor live without each other. They decide to commit love suicide.Written by
Covers a few themes. On the surface it is a love story that develops into a more violent relationship. Here we get the classic "he abuses her and attacks her friends but she keeps going back to him" scenario. Here it doesn't seem so unoriginal, and is almost explainable. Towards the end there are elements of depression and co-dependency.
As the movie unfolds you can sense the darkness descending, as the seemingly loving man becomes more and more violent. An interesting and often scary transition.
Not great though. There is a degree of predictability to it. Some scenes feel unnecessary. Plus, by jumping back and forth in time the director gives away a lot of the ending.
Performances are so-so.
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