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The Rape

  • Film

Time Out says

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.
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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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