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Violation (2020) ★★★½



A troubled woman on the edge of divorce returns home to her younger sister after years apart. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust, she embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge.


Violation is a beautifully shot tale of revenge that has some echoes and overtones of Antichrist, but really sparks some thoughts and discussion on the dynamic of sexual assault. Also, this movie really flips the script on the theme of violation. It provides a few cringe-worthy scenes that rival even some of the most extreme movies.

There is a murky perspective happening in this film. Who is to blame? Is the punishment truly justified? Ultimately, we are dealing with an unreliable perspective of its main character who clearly goes to extremes. Even into psychopathic territories, which begs the question: was she truly ever violated? Then, on the other hand, it brings to the forefront the many sexual assaults or rapes that happen, perpetuated by men, but blamed on the women. Or dismissed as unable to prove and swept beneath.

Madeleine Sims-Fewer is outstanding in her dual role as director and lead actor Miriam. She has crafted a unique film that will surely stay with me. Violation is a movie I can see myself revisiting to experience its twisted turns.

Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)

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