The Bloody Child (1996)

The Bloody Child





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Filmmaking siblings Nina and Tinka Menkes collaborate for this nonlinear psychological study of a traumatized Gulf War veteran inspired by a true life tale originally reported in the Los Angeles Times. As the first hints of pre-dawn sunlight come shimmering over the Mojave Desert, two military policemen on their regular patrol come upon a U.S. Marine and recent Gulf War veteran digging a grave in the arid desert sand. Upon further investigation, the shocked policemen discover the bloodied corpse … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jan 23, 2007

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Nina Menkes' most powerful film to date is at once an exploration of a specific murder and a meditation on violence, gender, and power.

Full Review… | July 20, 2007

An amazingly strange film ...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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This has to be the oddest film I've seen - and I've seen quite a few - still haven't made sense of it. Worth a watch, or fast-forward through - just for the mind boggle.

Jason Street

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