In the Cut
Directed by Jane Campion
HOME, 24 January 2018
This is a terribly suspenseful, scary film, fear-laden and fraught with horror.
Frannie (Meg Ryan), a literature teacher with an interest in sexual slang, may know something about a serial killer who is going the rounds. A cop (Mark Ruffalo) is shadowing her, but she is unsure whether he is a protector or a predator.
I found the film impressive on several fronts, above all for its sense of gender politics and as a faithful adaptation of the novel, which I read many years ago. What I admired about the novel was how at the end it switched from first person to third person (disarticulation), thereby showing Frannie’s fate. Here, the ending is different but somehow works as well.
A great film.