Cinema: Violated


Directed and Written by Yannick Bel Ion

Early in this well-intended and very earnest movie, the heroine, Nicole (Nathalie Nell), is proceeding peacefully along a country road at twilight. Abruptly she is pushed from her motorbike by one of the occupants of a closed van, abducted to a lonely place and then raped by all four of the men in the truck. This scene is long and harrowing, brutal and humiliating, and feminist Director Bellon does not blink at showing us, in excruciating detail, every moment of Nicole's ordeal. Indeed, one comes to admire the fortitude of Actress Nell in...

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