Brother Carl (1971)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This English-language film was made in Sweden by American essayist Susan Sontag and includes a French and Swedish cast. There is a similar confusion in the storyline. Four artistic adults (two men and two women) have gone to an island at the same time. They are people who have caused one another considerable pain in the past, and they appear to be prepared to do so again here. One woman, an actress, commits suicide when she is not able to seduce a (male) ballet dancer whom she had traumatized before. The dancer and the (male) theater director may or may not be having an affair. The dancer tries to have sex with an under-age autistic girl. The mother of the girl copes with all this, and more.

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actor, autism, ballet-dance, director, extramarital-affair, love, seduction, suicide