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"Through languor, halted movement, drunken paralysis, and the sheer physical effort of wading through the dense jungle foliage or negotiating the steep banks of the river, the characters in
are stranded in a sort of colonist's nightmare projection of 'the dangerous Orient,' the Dutch East India Company as Samuel Beckett bug-box. Akerman shows the stresses within the family unit as always having been those present among unequal political powers, and gradually allows those power relations to inscribe themselves across raced and gendered bodies.
... is without a doubt one of the best films of 2011." — Michael Sicinski, Cargo (2011, 127 min, 35mm)
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