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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 of the soldier's wife lying prepared for burial in the back seat of the soldier's car. In the hours that follow, the soldier is relentlessly interrogated by military police as authorities await transport for the prisoner. Told in a haunting and semi-surreal fashion, this poetic study of post-traumatic stress offers a disturbing study at the lingering effects of war on soldiers who cannot seem to adjust upon returning to the relative peace of civilian life.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jan 23, 2007

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Critic Reviews for The Bloody Child

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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Audience Reviews for The Bloody Child

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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