Cruel, but not enough steam
Review of Cruel Intentionsá(1999) movie, by Stefan Stenudd
So, when love enters and conquers lust, it's not much of a change. The actors might have been aroused, but the camera was all the time prudish, closing its eye when things were about to get hot.
The theme was treated with too much inhibition, and the power played with by the siblings, seemed like not much of a power at all. Seductions were so swift, copulations so lighthearted — no excitement, no taboo, no sense in the characters being so dramatic about it.
Eros is a much more powerful deity than that.
9 February 2003
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I'm a Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.