An erotic thriller from the director of PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate of a young woman (Christie Vozniak) who seems to be held there in sexual captivity. While the owner attempts to mesmerize and seduce the would-be rescuer, a meek student (Clifton Guterman) wanders into the house and becomes a tragic pawn in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that is rapidly unfolding. Based on the play "Death and Devil" by Frank Wedekind, integrated with Anton Chekhov’s short story “A Nervous Breakdown,” THE LITTLE DEATH provides a thoughtful examination of the immorality of prostitution but then savagely dashes all preconceived notions of “good vs. evil” in a climax that is as violent as it is unexpected.
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Who can watch a film with overt male on female violence? Not me.
This was a good movie, I really enjoyed it. (all)
I thought that this was a wonderful film. Poignant and dramatic story about the nature of men and women.