Friday, July 14, 2006

A History of Violence

Great title - based on a graphic novel, this is the most recent movie by David Cronenburg. Starring Vigo Mortenson as Tom Stall an average family guy running a diner in small-town Indiana. Or is he? A robbery ends up with him gaining prominence and as a result of this old friends look him up. Although this seems a straightforward enough thriller - man with a violent past assumes a new identity - old self comes back to haunt him - this provocative film asks all sorts of awkward questions. This being a Cronenberg movie the special effects are particularly graphic.
Wiki on the movie
Guardian review by J G Ballard here

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