Noir has never been assisted by color film.
Swedish film has always really needed to watch out about the intentional vomitus factor that it pushes or panders. Take, for instance one swedish film that I can't remember the name of. Therefore, no opportunity for a plug from me: George Cukor.
Because it really was wretched. So, I just forgot it.
However, the storyline started being potentially interesting from a scientific point-of-view because it was not so much esoteric. As it was simply a scripted version of the regularity and perhaps even real-life banality of a swedish gentry family who lived together in the same nice country house.
So, it defaulted itself nicely, I thought. There was the acceptible pre-scription which validated an acceptibility to noir. Therefore, the idea of the acting being good-or-not could be avoided due to the inescapability of script and ensemble.
Then there is just what was going-on in their lives.
Everything going fine for a film enthusiast so far. Then it started trying to make a point.
I was lost as to what it might be leading to. But in the end the grandmother of the house was apparently going to offer herself for destruction too the family because THEY ALL had decided she was of no use at all. So, the last scene involved her offering her body for sexual consumption by her family...and they did.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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