Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 4,985


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April 9, 2019



Natalie Becker as Astarte
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119 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ad1mt 2 / 10 / 10

Bad, bad, bad

Bad, bad, bad. Mediocre acting. Poor casting. Mediocre script; and in particular... unconvincing motivation of characters, leading to a multitude of questions like why did a particular character take one action instead of a different, and more logical action? Very little that anyone does in this story makes sense, apart from the actions of Melanie's parents and the College administrators. It is not convincing that Melanie would have anything to do with the rather repulsive college professor. (spoiler) I'm not convinced of Lurie's supposed reformation; to my eyes it is either meant to be fake or it's bad acting. (spoiler) I've not read the book, but I don't think I should have to; a filmed version of a book should be able to stand on its own. If it is necessary then the film has failed. Supposedly an allegory, but surely the point of an allegory is that a seemingly different story/circumstance can give insight into another, but when the allegory is as confused as this, then it just does not work on any level.

Reviewed by allyatherton 9 / 10 / 10

Dark, quirky and left of centre. Just how I like my movies.

A Cape Town professor has an affair with a student. Starring John Malkovich and Jessica Haines. Written by J.M Koetzee (Novel) and Screenplay by Anna Maria Monticelli. Directed by Steve Jacobs. This is dark and quirky and left of centre, pretty much how I like my movies. It's basically about desire and how it can often lead to devastating results. John Malkovich and Jessica Haines are excellent and the whole thing kept my interest all the way. I really liked the location filming and it made a nice change to watch something set in South Africa. This movie makes you think and that's a good thing. A safe and enjoyable 7.5 out of 10.

Reviewed by Yassin Mohii 9 / 10 / 10

a lot of thoughts after watching

I rated this movie because of the thoughts that started to flow in my head after watching, is your suffering in the past gives you the right to make other people suffer too? do you want to get rid of the racism just to be a racist yourself? if so why you think you are better? and if you are not better then stop acting like one. is your suffering in past and my faults in past a good reason for your son(who did not see the suffering) to rape my daughter (who did not contribute to your misery)? I do not know if how things are going in South Africa, I'm just talking about an abstract idea the humanity is still in suffering because of it.

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