This will divide audiences with its changing perspective on the treatment of the two leads, a feisty 14-year-old and a 32-year old fashion photographer. When the presumed predator invites the girl back to his Hollywood Hills home, the tables are set for an afternoon of excruciating (if you're male) developments. The film also comes with a warning; like many that focus on sexual violence, this one treads a very fine line between exploitation and art." Ant Timpson, NZFF.
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Inspired by the true story of Japanese High School girls, who baited men over the Internet to sadistically torture them. It’s a refreshing film-depiction of the subject of paedophilia. This time the apparent victim of the plot turns tormentor.
Truly gruelling, and at times a challenge to watch (castration is not pretty), chillingly real acting (Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson) combine with a very witty and slick script, to make this film bearable - if not unsettling.
You may walk out feeling sympathy for a paedophile.
Revieed by Ben Clark