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Ave Maria

USA 2013
produced by
Stacy Buchanan, Izzy Lee, Skip Shea, Nolan Yee, William DeCoff, Emily King, William Smyth for Harvest Tide Productions
directed by Skip Shea
starring Aurora Grabill, David Graziano, Izzy Lee, Diana Porter, Jami Tennille, Jessica Barnthouse, Andrea Wolanin
written by Skip Shea

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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A man is dragged through the woods by a group of porcelain-masked women, tied to a chair, castrated with a crude vintage device, then given his own blood to drink. Everything is filmed by an unmasked camerawoman who doesn't show an ounce of sympathy. And everything is set to a vintage rendition of Charles Gonoud's (Bach-based) Ave Maria, recorded in 1902 by Alessandro Moreschi.

Alessandro Moreschi, it should be added, was castrated at age 7 to, of all things, sing for the pope at the Basilica in Rome. And the last shot shows how the castration in the film and the story of Alessandro Moreschi are linked ...

 

A haunting little movie that sets an act of extreme violence against a very beautiful scenery, moves ahead at an intentional slow pace, treats its violent subject matter rather lyrically, and plays beautiful music over the proceedings - only to inform the audience towards the end that the exact music (Charles Gonoud's Ave Maria) is the real horror of the movie.

Very creepy ... and recommended of course.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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