A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of luxury, recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the "family" of her drug lord boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riveria. Physical and psychological violence are a way of life for this gangster family, but when the velvet veneer is stripped raw to the bone, Sascha's eye drifts towards the "normal" life she is leaving behind--is it possible she could still be accepted by polite society?
Utterly gratuitous extended graphic rape -- and one that sends the wrong message about rape.
Another reviewer implied people turned off the film's rape scene are "prudish." Please learn what prudish is. Being turned off by gratuitous extended sexual violence is not being prudish.
Oh and by the way hte half the audience that stayed, were not rewarded, they also hated this vacuous and meaningless film film for its shallow plot, extremely poor acting, and lack of directing skills or talent.
The problem with the rape scene is not the binary of it being seen as out of the blue random victimization vs "she deserved it" for the way she dressed or acted.
The problem is she is already renting her body out, she is already knowingly in a relationship with a brutal criminal. She is living off of crime. Why would that rape be different than a lower minion being beaten by the drug dealer? Yes people prostituting themselves should be heard when they say "no." But if one of the drug lords lieutenants was saying "no" to avoid being beaten or killed for not doing his job, would we be saying that the drug lord not stopping at "no" reflected something about society? that is specious and absurd.
In that sense the rape was completely gratuitous and not a useful or meaningful thing at all. Franky the main charterer deserves to be in prison for life, she is living off the the suffering of others. The writer is just as shallow as well
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