A Question Of Silence

Marleen Gorris’s controversial Dutch radical-feminist film from 1981 describes what happens when three otherwise unconnected women spontaneously conspire to murder the male owner of a boutique. The overall polemical thrust of this story may be as didactic as an Ayn Rand narrative, but it contains a number of provocative ideas and challenging insights, and Gorris’s handling of the material is compelling and assured. In Dutch with subtitles. 92 min. (JR)

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