• Film ID:
  • 10344
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=113 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
STRAW DOGS (1971)
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An unusual departure (if you exclude the violence) for Peckinpah, though the key elements of mans' inhumanity to man and his ultimate emotional expression through aggression are very much present. An American mathematician and his English wife escape the hostility of New York for the apparent tranquillity of Cornwall, only to find themselves in great peril and finally discovering the overwhelming desire for retribution. Straw Dogs was banned due to its explicit violence, but bar the uneasy feeling of misogyny, it stands the test of time as a complex and often terrifying exploration of the darker side of the human psyche.
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