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In the Cut


USA 2003, 114 minutes
Dir. Jane Campion
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Suspense/Crime / Serial Killers, Policier, Sex


Aroview: An uncomfortable, darkly ‘feminist’ thriller for which Meg Ryan deflowers her star persona, playing a troubled forty-something who becomes sexually involved with the police investigator (and possible perpetrator) of a series of gruesome murders.

Adapting the script with novelist Susanna Moore, dir. Jane Campion fixates on her abiding fascination with female masochism and a consummate visual style, while a trail of awkward red herrings are left to stand in for character and plot credibility. Ryan’s impressive against-type performance and the creative cinematography notwithstanding, this at best registers as a sordid arthouse curiosity.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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