The Rape

Film, Thrillers
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An interesting little movie adapted from Nicolas Freeling's novel Because of the Cats, Rape is an intelligent thriller masquerading as a sex film. The sex is there - in an extended rape sequence and a bit of underwater fucking - but the thrust of the film is the investigation by Inspector Van der Valk (Marshall) of a series of senseless robberies, culminating in a rape and a murder, that leads him to a confrontation with the Ravens, a group of adolescent rich kids. A Dutch/Belgian co-production shot in English, the stilted conversations meld perfectly with the static, non-dramatic visuals which forever have Van der Valk's slightly puritanical presence calling into question the luxurious surroundings he is caught up in.

By: PH

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Fons Rademakers
Screenwriter: Hugo Claus
Cast: Bryan Marshall
Alexandra Stewart
Alex Van Rooyen
Leo Beyers
Martin Van Zundert
George Baker
Sylvia Kristel
Edward Judd

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