The movie is based around a woman who was gang-raped. There are constant references to this throughout the movie.


A woman is raped in a crowded bar; while intoxicated, she dances provocatively with a man and they kiss. The woman then tells the man she needs to leave, but he forces her onto a pinball machine. As she struggles, other men hold her down and the man rips open her top, revealing her bare breasts, which he kisses. He begins thrusting into her (his bare buttocks are visible) as she screams. He climaxes and another young man takes over. He begins thrusting into her (his bare buttocks are visible) as other men in the room cheer and laugh. A third man then pushes the second off of her, and begins violently thrusting into her. The woman cries and screams, and eventually escapes. She runs screaming from the bar and her breasts are visible. Throughout the scene, many men cheer and yell crude remarks. At one point, a waitress enters the room and a man tells her that “she’s next.” She is visibly disturbed and leaves quickly. The entire sequence is disturbing and lasts for over five minutes.


A woman is seen running out of a bar screaming; her top is ripped, briefly revealing her breasts. We later hear she was raped. The victim then is shown being photographed, questioned, processed and having a pelvic examination with no explicit nudity.
There are some sexual references. Sexually suggestive advertising is seen on the pinball machine. Also, gay slurs were used to egg on a man into joining the gang rape.


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


Naturally or half unconsciously, as a common woman born and raised in Chinese mainland, when it comes to the word rape, I will intentionally or unintentionally replace it with another word “rape” – as in this movie, when I accuse three rapists, The defendant’s lawyer proposed to replace “rape” with “intentional injury” – it seems that “violence” is more acceptable than “sexual violence”; It seems that in this way, the embarrassment of the victims can be alleviated.

Moreover, I am not the only one with such ideas. Most women around me talk about “rape” in public, which seems to make them feel that their dignity has been insulted, and their knowledge and wisdom have even been offset by this terrible word.

Not only does the word “rape” embarrass them, but what is more embarrassing is that the process of talking about this behavior (let’s first call “rape” as an act rather than a crime) often embarrasses the interviewers, not to mention that when a victim has to face another person and another group of people, he tells the story and details of the rape, And it is narrated over and over again – what a shame for most Chinese women!

Therefore, in the process of watching the film, I have been thinking about the question is, if this happened in China, the victim was a Chinese woman, and the rapist and instigator were a group of Chinese men, what would happen next? It’s so difficult for a Chinese woman to say the word “rape” frankly. It’s hard to imagine that she would stop a car and go straight to the hospital to cooperate with the forensic examination and the subsequent counselors, lawyers and police officers, and return to the bar that night to identify the offender. After all this, she can still pretend to walk into the house calmly and tell her cohabiting boyfriend all this, Longing for a little comfort.

What if it was a Chinese woman? Maybe she won’t go to the hospital at all, even though she is scarred; Perhaps after the police and lawyers find her, she will vigorously deny it and pretend that nothing has happened; Maybe she won’t tell her boyfriend, even her parents and best friends about her hurt and pain at all; Not to mention, let her testify in court and tell the judge and jury what happened that terrible night.

Why? The answer of many women is that I can’t afford to lose this man.

As far as my life experience is concerned, the situation of “can’t afford to lose people” doesn’t seem to change much because of the differences in Chinese women’s family economic background and education level. Since childhood, most of us have been taught that “rape” is a dirty word that can’t be said from a girl’s mouth. If a girl is raped, her life will be completely over. No man will marry her unless she keeps a secret at the beginning and pretends that nothing has happened. In this way, the family and herself can retain the reputation of “innocence”. Innocence = happiness, rape = Innocence = unhappiness. Not only rape, but also sex. Although the adolescent sex education in primary and secondary schools in contemporary China has made progress, it is still full of blind spots in many places. The educators’ own sexual concept is very conservative.

Our traditional culture and upbringing do not allow women to talk more in public. Talking about sex is simply a slut. Before a woman marries, she must be a “pure and clean” virgin, and a lady like Cui Yingying who has a private meeting with Zhang Sheng must not be publicly “publicized”. Daiyu and Baoyu can only secretly watch the romance of the west chamber. Once Daiyu accidentally quoted words and sentences from it, which was discovered by Baochai. In private, she was a sincere admonition, The romance of the west chamber is forbidden and obscene in the Grand View Garden. In fact, according to the strict traditional definition, Baochai can’t be regarded as a real lady – because she already knows the so-called “cloud and rain”. A real girl, until the wedding night, should know nothing about her own body and the body of the opposite sex from inside to outside, from top to bottom.

Even today, some young girls with higher education around me believe that denying that they have sexual knowledge can get the reputation of “purity”. Their way of thinking is that they know nothing about sex = purity. When you see the dew point lens and intimacy plot in the film, if someone else is present, you have to scream and cover your eyes. It seems that you are not pure after watching it. It is not difficult to imagine that when they see the completely realistic rape scene in the captured, they will feel that their eyes and brains have been really raped.

When we talk about “rape” in our TV dramas and movies, it is usually replaced by an old lady wiping tears on her hands and saying painfully and reluctantly: she, she has been ruined! Or, the victim himself, ashamed to death, said: I, I was insulted by him! It is difficult for them to face the word “rape” and the matter of “rape”. Of course, we all know that the real reason is that it is difficult for the audience to face it directly. The fate of the raped heroine is usually that the happy life with the hero has come to naught and can never live a happy life again. (the heroine may become insane or commit suicide, the hero may abandon her, or find bad people to avenge her, but take his life).

Since it is necessary to know nothing about sex, then the attitude towards rape should be vague, whether you know it or not, and pretend not to know it. In fact, women of all ages (the younger they are, the more frequently they are) privately talk about the topic: what if they are raped? Most people’s countermeasures are: they will tell their mother, but they will never let the fourth person know about it! The three people I know are the victim, the victim’s mother and the perpetrator. Police officers, prosecutors and lawyers are certainly not included.

And when everyone hears that the girl who transferred to another school was raped because of. It seems like a stimulant and phobia bomb. The conclusion is: this girl is too miserable. If it were me, I would kill myself. “Commit suicide immediately after being raped” is very destructive. If a girl says “I won’t commit suicide, I will report the case”. While she is praised for her bravery, she will certainly suffer more accusations and doubts behind her back, “she must have a problem.” It seems that after being raped, it is not the perpetrator who should die, but the victim who is no longer pure and innocent. Innocence = guilt.

I must ask, can no raped woman bravely identify the criminals, bring them to justice, and then face the history and future of life, find herself again and find happiness? The accused answered me bravely. There is such a woman, but she is not a Chinese woman.

I also want to ask, what if the heroine of this film is not foster, but a black actress? Perhaps the topic of the film will be stronger and the purpose of discussing social problems will be more obvious, but it is obvious that the director did not “pass” like this. He did not arrogantly mix all embarrassing hot topics together. Because the contradiction between the characters and the plot set in this film is enough tension and topic – indiscreet woman vs obscene cowardly and brave man, victim vs rapist, female lawyer vs male prosecutor. These opposites have presented a sufficiently complex relationship and thinking possibility for the audience.

Although this is a plot play of standard significance, the dramatic tension has not reached the strength it should have. Perhaps, I think in good faith that the director wants to weaken the power of rhythm so that the audience does not indulge in the plot itself, but think more about the social problems raised by the film? From this point of view, although the five minute long line drawing rape paragraph can leave a mark in the history of film, it does not have much aesthetic innovation, but more is the thinking of social criticism.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here