Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Upstream Color (2013)

Directed by Shane Carruth
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

A woman is drugged into a state of total subjugation to a thief who steals her entire life savings. She is inexplicably drawn to a pig farmer who transfers the worms used to drug her into one of his pigs. She has only vague memories of both traumatic events. Sometime later she later meets a man who falls deeply in love with  her despite her near-psychotic state. The scars on his body and events in his past suggest he was also a victim of the same thief. Together they piece together what happened and confront the pig farmer. Strange, hypnotic film has beautiful cinematography, but little in the way of coherent plot... but has a way of getting under your skin.

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