Death in Love (with Theatrical Cover Art)
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The story follows a concentration camp survivor, later played by Bisset, who with her two sons (played very well by Brody and Lucas) fill a life of guilt, morose relationships and shallow emotions. As the story progresses we are intermittently subjected to harsh visuals from the war years to modern day abusive lovemaking. A difficult watch through and through, but it should not detract from the believability of the performances. The BD clarity is non-existent in all scenes, with prevalent grain and focus issues from the hand-helds at various times. The sound was selectable between standard 5.1 and DTS, which is used with most clarity in that final scene. The supplements are thorough and include:
* 5 interviews totaling 11:39 minutes, all lodef. Main cast and crew discuss their reasons for being in/making the film. Has a play all option.
* 5 featurettes totaling 26:18 minutes, intermittent HD clarity in some of the interviews and behind the scenes shots, most lodef. Play all option. The longest featurette contains interviews from all of the parties akin to the lengthy lovemaking requirements. Probably the rawest input you will hear from this many actors about doing these kinds of scenes.Read more ›
It's also a definite R+. If you are scared off by horror, gore, or violence, much less sex and more sex, don't buy it. However, for the adults in the audience, it's awesome. I highly recommend it to those who want to watch a good movie and are not scared off by archaic moral or ethics systems.
To me Death In Love is a depiction of the hidden cruelty within our society as a whole, the incapacity to truly love, the sado-masochism hiding behind what we blindly accept as being for our benefit or best interest. The film was better than expected. I was hesitant in viewing it based on the previews I watched but I have rarely been misled by Bisset's choices in her roles or films and they have surprised me recently, so I felt compelled to see it. This film is different than The Fine Art of Love as the rage is seriously repressed and the cruelty not so obvious. In Death In Love the anger and rage being reenacted is abounding, real and often frightening.
If you want to be enlightened and know nothing about post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic bonding or Stockholm syndrome, then this is a film to see that leaves little hidden from view.
The acting is excellent and believable.
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First let me say, I love Josh Lucas! The opening lines of the movie capture you and you want to know more. Was there more? Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. R. Jones
Not enough exploration of the mom's WWII sort-of collaboration, but overall worth watching. Jacqueline Bissett is excellent.Published 9 months ago by Steve in Manhattan
Our Jewish Mom (Jacqueline Bisset) did what she had to do to survive the concentration camp. She has raised 2 sons in NYC. Josh Lucas works as a fake agent for acting and models. Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Movie Guy
Wierd movie, didn't really make any sense. Kind of stupid. Lot of quick naked scenes, again that didn't make sense either. Movie did not flow!Published 13 months ago by Tim Sweem
Highly disturbing. A woman survives the Holocaust, loving the Doctor responsible for her torture and that of others in the camp. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lisa Carter
There were prisoners in both German and Japanese camps who got extra special torture every day of their captivity for some offense - that's why those girls DATED German soldiers in... Read morePublished 17 months ago by vvv