Suite 16 (1994)

DOMINIQUE DERUDDERE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

United Kingdom/Belgium/The Netherlands, 1994Corsan, Theorema Films.   Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

After committing a terrible crime, a young punk seeks refuge in a hotel and ends up in the room of a lonely paraplegic (). Taking the old man hostage, the tables are soon turned when the young hero discovers that he is at the mercy of this stranger who could turn him in at any second, so when it comes time for Postlethwaite to start living out his sexual fantasies through his new protégé, the unlucky guest just can’t refuse. Video packaging tries to pass this one off as a pure erotic thriller, but it’s actually a keen, introspective character study with plenty of flesh but plenty of brains too (in short, your typical European art-house flick). Enjoyable and satisfying, with a good weird edge to it.

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