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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:07 pm 
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Finally got to watch this last night and was simply stunned by the central performances.

The film itself is a text book example of how to strip away the uneccesary elements from a book to suit the 90min medium of film.

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I realise it's a minority view, but think LTROI has been very over-rated as a genre drama. (See my review in the next Black Static.)
For a much better Euro-horror, watch the gruelling Martyrs!

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Looking forward to this - I loved the book. (Apart from that rather odd chapter in the middle told from the POV of a squirrel...)

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Ali_L wrote:
Looking forward to this - I loved the book. (Apart from that rather odd chapter in the middle told from the POV of a squirrel...)



Alas they had to omit that bit lol

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Good review Tony, and I can see your point. I think many of the reviewers had probably read the book before seeing the film. Many aspects of the film have deeper resonance when you have read the novel. My brother, who hasn't read the book, found the film quite confusing. In particular the relationship between Eli and Hakan and the castration revelation are underwhelmingly portrayed in the movie.

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I found it too deliberately arty, and the ending in the swimming pool rather comical than meaningful. This comes from someone who loves art films, so I've no bias. Some interesting ideas, but a lot of lost potential. (I haven't read the book, but the squirrel chapter sounds intriguing!)

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