R | | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
In order to achieve the film's lurking feel, Steven Soderbergh played with camera techniques. "I used the tracking shots because I knew that I had a very talky film and I didn't want it to be visually static," he told the Chicago Tribune. "Without detracting from the performances, I wanted to keep things moving. I also wanted a very predatory feel, the idea of encircling a character and getting closer. It seemed to fit a sort of languid quality that I wanted to have and that Baton Rouge-my hometown and the location of the movie-seems to have."
Garbage. All I've been thinking about all week is garbage. I mean, I just can't stop thinking about it.
Ann's necklace disappears when she's in bed with her husband, asking him if he's having an affair.
This film is dedicated to Ann Dollard 1956-1988
£59,372 (UK) (10 September 1989)
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