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Aro Recommended Brute Force


USA 1947, 98 minutes
Dir. Jules Dassin
Rating: [M]
Genres: Classics, Suspense/Crime / Prison, Film Noir


Aroview: Surprisingly visceral and violent for its time, this prison drama sees Lancaster play a tough inmate in Westgate Penitentiary who decides to wage war against the sadistic wardens.

If you can ignore the pervasive misogynistic undertones - all the women are paper-thin catalysts for the men's shortcomings - the bleak, unwavering depiction of imprisonment under corrupt rule packs a weighty emotional punch, all the way to the savage climax.

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