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 Virgin / Девственница

Режиссер: Deborah Kampmeier

Продюсер: Deborah Kampmeier

Страна: USA

Жанр: Drama

Год выпуска: 2003

Актеры: Elisabeth Moss (as Jessie Reynolds), Robin Wright Penn (as Mrs. Reynolds), Daphne Rubin-Vega (as Frances), Socorro Santiago (as Lorna), Peter Gerety (as Mr. Reynolds), Stephanie Gatschet (as Katie Reynolds), Sam Riley (as Michael), Charles Socarides (as Shane), Christopher Wynkoop (as Pastor), Robert Berlin (as Red), Stephen Brian Jones (as Cowboy), Andrew Thaman (as Newspaper Manager), Patricia Hernandez (as Girl in Diner), Susan Varon (as Waitress), Tiffany Evans (as Parent)

История тяжелой жизни девушки из религиозного баптисткого городка. Однажды, после прогулки по лесу, она обнаруживает себя беременной, но ничего не помнит о происшедшем. Ей снится сон, что у нее будет ребенок от Христа. Она уверена, что сон вещий, и остается одна против всего города.

Jessie (Elisabeth Moss, who played "Torch" in Girl, Interrupted) is a teenage girl living in a small-town with a large Born-Again Christian population. She fills her misfit existence with crutches like Jack Daniels, ciggies, and a night newspaper delivery job. She blacks out at a school dance and is raped by the boy she likes. She awakens the next day with no recollection of those events, but feeling she is pregnant, based on a strange dream she had. Knowing that she is a virgin, she believes that it was immaculate conception and she is carrying the child of God. She professes this to her family, and soon the entire town, and they all turn against her.

"Virgin" isn't a straight up horror film, but it sure feels like one in its narrative structure. This is a film that is extremely difficult to watch. Witnessing the tragic events that happen to this young girl is nothing short of excruciating. When thinking about the movie in retrospect, when removed from these acts of hatred and violence, it is easier to see it is quite an excellent film. The acting is outstanding, especially by Moss, who was nominated for the ISA Best Actress. The messages are strong but not heavy-handed. The movie is about an outcast girl who finds herself in crisis after crisis, but finds strength from within (and in her concept of God) to rise above her tormentors. It is very rich in symbolism, and sometimes this works, but sometimes it becomes visually overwhelming. Another problem is that some of the characters motives aren't particularly clear--especially the teenage boys in the film. While it is easy to see that this is Jessie's story, the film would have benefited from suggesting why these boys behave the way they do.

But overall, "Virgin" is an amazing film that is very difficult to watch, but ultimately worthwhile and moving. It is shocking that this was apparently made for around $50,000. If you've seen the trailer, it looks like a poorly shot film on DV. This is misleading, as this is a beautifully shot film. Co-stars Robin Wright Penn and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

My Rating: 7.5/10.

Время: 115 мин
Дисков: 1 шт
Video format: DivX 5
Audio format: MPEG Layer 3 (MP3)
Разрешение: 528x320
Размер: 697 Mb
Перевод: Закадровый перевод актерский
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