Some nude women paintings on a wall of bilardo club.


There is one topless women and naked boy showing from his back.


References to sexual abuse. A videotape where two shirtless men are seen caressing a woman, she takes off her shirt and her bare breasts are seen, one of the men takes off his pants and his bare buttocks is seen. A man is heard giving directions behind the camera, telling the woman to perform oral sex, her head is seen moving but nothing is seen. The scene then ends.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


After seeing hundreds of films, it’s even more difficult for the film to give me the feeling of amazing reversal at the end, but there is no doubt that the film did, and it’s an old film in 1996. If I had seen this film several years ago, I think a considerable number of suspense films would not give me amazing feeling.

Before watching the film, I saw Douban’s film introduction, bishop, sex and murder, coupled with the cowardly Aaron (Edward Norton), the plot of priest’s sexual abuse of children is easy to guess. Now Hollywood has typed the suspense film about the murder of schizophrenic patients, and it is difficult to make a difference after overuse. But back in 1996, I believe this story is still very novel. Maybe this film is the ancestor of the murder of schizophrenic patients. At the beginning of the film, when Martin (Richard Gere) thought the murderer was someone else, I knew he did it. I’m really no stranger to this kind of schizophrenic film. When I saw Janet (Laura Linney) forcing the doctor to give false testimony, I guessed that Roy would be forced to appear in court. However, in fact, even if this scene appeared, it could not prove that he was a real schizophrenic strictly speaking, or he might be disguised. When I saw Aaron was about to be exempted from conviction, I couldn’t help thinking of the last suspense film “deadly ID”. If Aaron is excusable for killing a bad man due to schizophrenia but is acquitted, the lawyer protects the good man’s personality from being sentenced, but how can we ensure that the evil personality of killing will not disappear? This reminds me of a schizophrenic in fatal ID who killed several innocent lives. On the way to the hospital because the lawyer’s defense was free from prison, the evil personality didn’t die but began to kill again. When I was thinking about this problem and lamented that the film only ended at this very ordinary level, I didn’t expect that the seemingly happy ending gave me an unexpected big shock.

“Basket making and basket making are all closed”. The film I especially appreciate is to give you a completely unexpected but reasonable turning point in the last five minutes, raising the level of the film all at once. The film shows the ugliness and hypocrisy of power and religion; The children of schizophrenic patients suffered a tragic experience, but what people can’t think of is the final plot, which makes people wonder: is Aeron always pretending to be schizophrenic, or Roy (ferocious character) finally killed Aeron (cowardly character) and completely occupied Aeron’s body?

Through the mouth of the protagonist, the film seems to show that Aeron has been pretending that he is a complete murderer, which is also believed by many viewers. According to this, if the ending is like this, it will affect the intention height of the whole film. The irony of the upper class society and the sympathy and care for the mentally ill are no longer meaningful. I also agree with this view, If this is the truth, then the care for schizophrenics has been used and has become the most ironic thing. Although some netizens found previously hidden clues to prove that Aeron was pretending, the truth of my view is the latter: that is, Aaron is a patient with schizophrenia. Under the condition of constant pressure and step-by-step pursuit, the weak side of Aaron is gradually occupied by the murderous Roy, and Roy has become his main character.

Let’s assume that Aaron has always been a hidden Roy. If he has always been a liar, the previous story will be unreasonable. For example, the first time Aeron became Roy was when the doctor asked Linda further. At this time, the camera almost didn’t record when the power was running out soon. If he installed it, he should be willing to be recorded instead of when the power was running out; And when Martin first met Roy, there was no video recorder, only the doctor who happened to come in interrupted. It was because there was no recorded evidence that Janet didn’t believe the hypothesis that he was mentally ill. It can be said that Aaron pretended to be mentally ill to escape the suspicion of murder is very risky. If no good lawyer is willing to believe that he is innocent, he will die. Therefore, at the beginning, the prosecutor thought this was a case with hard evidence, and 99% of people thought that the murderer was Aaron. Let’s think about it. If Aeron is a Murderer with superb acting skills and first-class IQ, why would he kill the bishop in such a stupid way? He is still on the scene and was caught on the spot? Wouldn’t using poison or faking a car accident increase the risk of being imprisoned so much? Because he used disguise and escaped legal sanctions, there are several key points beyond his control:

A good lawyer who is willing to trust him and has ability, Martin also said that if the court randomly appoints a lawyer, he will die. His life depends on a key lawyer, and he can’t directly disclose pornographic video information to lawyers. How does he plan ahead?

2 the discovery of the video tape is a decisive clue, and the evidence is that the black assistant searched Aaron’s room according to Martin’s instructions. It happened that his friend Philip was looking for the video tape. We can imagine that if Philip was not at his house that day, I believe this amazing secret could not be revealed, because the video tape was in the Bishop’s house. Later, I don’t know how easily Martin found this vital video tape, which is also a tape.

In other words, the secret videotape must be exposed in order to turn Aeron into Roy in court, otherwise Martin can’t prove that he is schizophrenic, and Aeron didn’t make any preparations in advance for the exposure of the videotape. He just engraved the index number of a book on the Bishop’s chest, so what did the killer with super intelligence and deceived everyone do to get him acquitted? The answer is: No. All plot developments are coincidental, or obtained through Martin’s tireless efforts. If any key point is not followed in the film, Aeron will be condemned to death. If Martin didn’t take the initiative to be his defense lawyer; If Martin didn’t send blacks to check Aeron’s room; If Philip wasn’t in Aeron’s room at that time of the day; If Martin didn’t ask the doctor for a long psychological examination; If Janet didn’t expose the tape in court; If Martin didn’t call Aeron to court; If Janet didn’t excite Aeron with fierce words in court. If so many things happen, Aeron can escape the crime of murder. Would an extremely smart criminal be so stupid?

Let’s take a look at Roy’s behavior pattern: ferocious, rough, simple minded, full of rude words and careless words. If this is his true face, it doesn’t look like a crafty criminal. The crafty criminal is Kevin Spacey in the unsual suspect. And to check his usual face, just ask his friend who witnessed his growth, the alter boy of the choir. From the video, he is Aeron with slow behavior, and the bishop obviously recognizes that this is the usual behavior mode of Aeron. If Roy is the Aeron all the time, will he pretend to be poor Aeron from a very young age? He knew the role of camouflage since he was a child? If he showed Roy, the bishop wouldn’t force him to do porn. It was because of his usual cowardice that he split into a virtual Roy to satisfy his anger. At the end of the film, Roy carelessly wants to make friends with Martin. After Martin left, he shouted and said incoherent words. This is true Roy, but it doesn’t mean that Aaron is playing Roy. Some people will ask: why does Roy say there has never been Aeron? Doesn’t that mean Aeron is pretending? In my opinion, this is Roy’s attack on Aeron, just as Roy said that Aeron was a sissy when he first appeared with Martin last time. Because Roy wants to completely occupy Aeron, psychologically eliminate Aeron and replace him, he thinks he is the real soul.

So anyway, it doesn’t make sense to say that Aeron is not schizophrenic. He has been planning for a long time to pretend that schizophrenics escape legal sanctions.

I think the final truth is that Martin must brutally excite Roy in order to protect Aeron, but unexpectedly he killed Aeron. Aeron has completely become an evil Roy, which Martin has never thought of. No matter which result, he lost the dilemma. If I was still considering whether to give four points or five points, I must give five points because of the final outcome. Most viewers believe that Aeron is a real murderer according to the performance of the film, which completely underestimates the real burden of the film. Finally, Martin’s mood is very complex: sad, cold from the bottom of his heart, helpless feeling. He finally began to doubt what the truth he told reporters at the beginning of the film. He thought the truth was the story promised by the lawyer, but now he understands that the lawyer has also become a role in the story. Is he playing the story or the story playing with him.

As for actors, Edward Norton is undoubtedly the best actor. Although he is aesthetically tired of his always grinning smile, his eyes as evil Roy are really scary. Personally, I think this is the best film I have seen him perform. He also played the same type of role in the later fight club. Later, I learned from the introduction that Edward Norton became a big star with this film. Richard Gere’s signature smile is really no different. He has used it many times in sparrow to Phoenix. He always plays successful people such as big boss and barrister. His performance style and playing path are too narrow. Laura Linney was so young and beautiful at that time. She was nominated for supporting actress for the Oscar this year. This film is her first film on the screen, and her performance is remarkable.

Want to see some bloody but not indiscriminate killing, want suspense, a little fear but not terror, this film is just right, this is a film that needs some brains, especially at the end of the film.

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