It features an absolutely superb international cast: Mortensen is from the US, Watts from the UK, Mueller-Stahl from Germany, Cassel from France—all of them equally superb here and Viggo is the lead of course and received a well-deserved Oscar nom
Very graphic- the fight scene- for which it’s famous for- in the Turkish bath is a reminder, much like the stairs sex scene in a history of violence that you are watching david cronenberg
I still don’t think the trilogy of films Cronenberg and Mortensen did together (hoping for more) is fully appreciated.
It may not be full body mutation (though the tattoo scene and that reading of it is an interested take) but there’s a definite transformation here.
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