Equus

Equus

DVD - 2003
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A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care.

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voisjoe1 Dec 29, 2013

This film is based upon a play in which both Richard Burton and Peter Firth played. A teenage boy taking care of horses in a stable pierces the eyes of six horses and Burton, a psychiatrist works to determine why the boy did it. Burton discovers not only much about the boy and his family, but also discovers much that is missing in his own marriage. This can be enjoyed as a controversial mystery movie or a film that probes the question of what is left of a patient once the psychiatrist “cures” him/her and makes him/her “normal.” Beware, this film is for mature audiences as it deals with sexual anxiety and sexual repression.

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Lexikal
Sep 24, 2011

What a strange movie. At first I almost turned it off because it was pretty slow and the sound was fuzzy/hard for me to hear (combined with the fact that they have English accents and the talking isn't that loud I had trouble following parts). I can't say this was a fun movie to watch, but it did bend my mind a bit. The ending was both disturbing and oddly humane. The animal abuse in this movie is only referred to, it is never shown graphically. if you want to watch something dark and a little gloomy that isn't your typical Hollywood movie and looks at how sickness can develop from a philosophical point of view, check this out.

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voisjoe1 Dec 30, 2013

voisjoe1 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Sep 24, 2011

Lexikal thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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