Directed by: Nikos Nikolaidis
Starring: Eftyhia Yakoumi (Tormented by kids), Jenny Kitselli (Leader), Vicky Harris (New girl), Arhontisa Mavrakaki (Maro), Michele Valley (Official)
Country: Greece; Effed Up European Movies
Language: Greek (Eng Subs); Effed Up Greek Cinema
Genres: Captivity, Prostitution, Mental Illness, Sexual-Violence against Men, BDSM, Girl-on-girl themed, SelfHarm, Sexual-Violence against Women
Plot – Spoilers:
A filthy apartment serves as a dystopian brothel where three women serve time as dom prostitutes. A government official drops by from time to time to make sure they’re given their shots and are earning as prescribed. A fourth woman joins them and is initially quick to remind everyone she’s only passing through and will be gone soon. But it seems inevitable she’ll be soon institutionalized.
All the women there have been turned barren, though it’s suggested some might have been used to produce experimental offspring in the past. The women’s inability to ever bear kids haunts them in different ways. One of them is sure she’s pregnant, and every few months, drags the others through a ritual of birth simulation. Then there’s another who has a bizarre relationship with the kids she claims to see through her binoculars as they emerge out of a gutter opposite her apartment. She flashes her tits at them, but on other occasions is assaulted by them in a manner that is suggested to be sexual. With food and water scarce, getting an egg broken on their tits is for some reason a punishment they dread, and yet, in keeping with the insanity of the place, they are also turned on by it.
From the director of Singapore Sling, this is less effedup, but more political. There’s plenty anyone can take from it depending on what they’re experiencing in life. Or it could just be a political commentary on how ideologies merely hoodwink you into ironically yielding your life to the very thing you detest.