- 1h 17min
Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.
And I did that when I sat down to watch the 2014 documentary "Pervert Park" here in 2021. I had never even heard about it, but had the opportunity to watch it.
Writers and directors Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors does sort of set up a let's-feel-sympathetic-for-these-people portrait with the way that the documentary is narrated and by the questions asked. Sure, it does offer some insight into the mentality of the people that were interviewed, and hats off to them for participating in such a documentary and baring their stories and experiences.
There definitely were some very deviant experiences and backstories here in the documentary, and I will say that I sort of feel like the documentary should do a follow-up on the people, to see what happened since the interview and where they are in their lives and living/relationship situations some time after this documentary was shot.
And I also think that the documentary is sort of biased, as it only showcases the stories from the sides of the registered offenders. It would have been nice to have had some interviews with the victims or those closely related to the victims, to have their sides of the events brought out in the light as well.
I was adequately entertained by the documentary. And when I say "entertained", I mean that I feel that the documentary provided me with enough insight and enlightenment into some of the topics here. But at the same time was rather vague in other aspects. But all in all, adequate enough for a viewing.
I am rating this 2014 documentary a five out of ten stars.
- Aug 1, 2021