If you don’t mind getting a punch in the stomach from time to time, you should watch the historical revenge drama » The Nightingale «, which is now included in the Amazon Prime Video subscription . This is the second directorial effort by Jennifer Kent , who garnered critical acclaim for her horror film The Babadook .
The Nightingale is a polarizing tour de force. After the premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Jennifer Kent was insulted in the worst possible way. The reason for this could have been that the highly atmospheric thriller in particular lures the male sex out of their own comfort zone — and in a cruel way. «The Nightingale» didn’t get an FSK-18 rating for nothing: there is rape, abuse and murder (even babies are not spared!).
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That’s what «The Nightingale» is about
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Irish woman Clare ( Aisling Franciosi ) lived in the British penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania, after being sentenced to almost no rights. She has a daughter with her husband Eddie ( Charlie Shotwell ) and hopes that the English Lieutenant Hawkins ( Sam Claflin ) will soon grant her freedom. In return, however, he demands sexual favors.
But after a confrontation with Eddie, Hawkins kills his buddies Clare’s husband and their baby daughter and then rapes the helpless Clare. Traumatized and obsessed with revenge, Clare pursues the officers into the wild Australian bush and receives support from the native Billy ( Baykali Ganambarr ), who has also experienced the conflict between the expelled locals and the white settlers firsthand…
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