Black Mirror (1981)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Canada, France  |  
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In this downbeat story of life inside a women's prison, there is more crime inside than out. When the inmates see that a woman is soon to be admitted for killing a young boy, they begin to plan her murder. A kind of ad hoc council gets together to decide who will do the deed, and they pick a woman about to be released from jail. The woman does not want to carry out a murder with only a few days left to her sentence, but the weirdly tribal council and their inexplicable dogma of balancing one murder on the outside with another on the inside, force her into accepting. Even the warden is not exempt from immoral and subhuman conduct as she joins in the conspiracy. This is obviously not a film for all viewers.

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atrocity, conspiracy, murder, prison, warden, woman