Bedevil

1993

Horror

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IMDb Rating 5.8 10 181

woman director

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797.94 MB
1280*718
English 2.0
NR
25 fps
1 hr 26 min
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Reviewed by ladymidath 10 / 10

A Beautifully Created Australian Film

It's rare seeing a film that is made by an indigenous person for indigenous people starring indigenous people. Tracey Moffatt 's Bedevil uses beautiful, almost eerie cinematography to tell three separate stories of hauntings. But these stories also speak to white colonialism and how Aboriginal people have been pushed to the outer margins in their own country. The film is quirky and very different but still accessible to everyone who doesn't mind watching a movie from a different perspective. Sadly it was not a box office hit at the time, but people have grown to love it and appreciate it for what it is. On another note, it's fun to see old places that I remember, like the local CES office and old buildings that are no longer there.

Reviewed by lechatalemot 9 / 10

avant gard and popular style in one

In the best style of the supernatural stories of the television sixties Tracey Moffatt give us avant gard cinematography making a stylized Australian outback mixed between real things and sets with a very beautiful and dramatical photography full of irony, humour ,suspense and tragedy; she made a very unusual films and as always with this kind of films is very hard to accept the new reality that the director propose, then after the mixed feelings regular moviegoers but just of the regular cinema that always told the same story and in the same style never creating a new world, probably could be disappointed, if you think cinema is an adventure and the approximation to new cosmovisions and of course poetry and beauty, then this is a film for you.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 7 / 10

Wow!

The first feature directed by an Australian Aboriginal woman - Tracey Moffatt, who also made Lip, a mashup of black servants in Hollywood movies talking back to their bosses - BeDevil was inspired by the director's childhood.

The first story "Mr. Chuck" is about an Australian boy haunted by the spirit of a drowned American soldier, with the experience seen through the eyes of the boy as a man looking back on his youth and a white woman whose family colonzied Australia. And it's presented as a series of documentary interviews, heightening the strangeness of it all.

In "Choo Choo Choo Choo, Moffat plays a character who might even be herself as a train continues to haunt a family as it runs on invisible tracks through Queensland, even decades later.

The last story is "Lovin' the Spin I'm In," during which a doomed couple tries to leave their community behind to escape racism, their death ends up trapping them in an eternal dance.

BeDevil has been compared to Kwaidan and that's an apt comparison. It feels like it came from a darker world than our own to explain and help us get past the darkness in our own place. Please try and seek it out, as it's an amazing film.

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