Posts Tagged ‘belgian film’

MV5BMjM2OTExMjExMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODI3NjY5MDE@._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_AL_This week I had the privilege/ possibly curse of watching The Treatment, a movie that was either just as fucked up as A Serbian Film, or even worse. You leave in the comments what you think.  Either way, this film left me speechless, shaking my head, and in disbelief I was able to get through the whole film without stopping and just walking away.  First off, I would like to go ahead and say that I thought this film was a masterpiece and so incredibly executed in such a raw and sick way.  The plot of this film centers around pedophilia. Pretty much I don’t want to go into detail, so I’ll just leave it up to you to determine if you want to proceed with this film or not.  This film is brutal and sick and completely lacks empathy, which is the perfect formula for any film that lies along the lines of “Serbian Film extremity”.  This Belgian film had me squirming in my seat and I’m sure my facial expressions were just as entertaining and uncomfortable as the film itself.  Some of the images are hard to sit through, as it is just a little too real at times.  It manages to tug at all the heart strings and the more it unravels, the more fucked up it gets.  I found myself saying “OMG” over and over again as the story progressed.  The film centers around Nick, who experienced the kidnapping of his brother at a young age by someone who was thought to be a pedophile, but traces of him never showed up, a suspect was never apprehended, and the case was never officially closed.  Nick grows up to become an investigator and is continually haunted by disturbing images of his brother and the unidentified kidnapper.  Shit gets real once brutal cases of child kidnapping hit his hometown and he is the lead investigator on the cases.  To give you an idea of what type of shit you’re dealing with, the perpetrator invades houses of the families, ties up the parents, and then abuses the child within the vicinity.  If stomaching this review is hard enough for you, this is only about 30% of the content in the film and pretty much all I’m willing to give away.  As fucked up and absolutely nightmarish as this film is, it will leave a deep impact on you and put the same question in your head. Is this worse then A Serbian Film, or on the same level? The acting was great and the filmography was top of the line as well.  The story was just too good and the twists and turns will take you to the limits of extremity.  Those of you that think you can handle this, proceed with caution, but don’t say I didn’t warn you……… Comments comments comments, let’s chat!

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