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As a follow-up to her debut film, A Question of Silence, Marleen Gorris presents a feature-length thriller as her second project. The film begins with residents of the Happy House Sex Club cleaning up the remnants from the night before and preparing for a new morning. There, women with their own painful pasts sell sex for survival. Diane has just joined Happy House to earn the living her useless drug addict husband cannot. Meanwhile, in a different city, a well-dressed man in a suit kidnaps a woman, ties her up and photographs her with an instant camera. The woman cries out when she sees the photographs of murdered women on one wall. Her pain makes the serial killer ecstatic.
When the two seemingly non-related stories converge unexpectedly is where Gorris’ extraordinary talents shine. Broken Mirrors is a strong warning to men who take women’s pain for granted when pursuing their own pleasure (Lim Sung-min)
Marleen GORRISMarleen GORRIS
The director and screenplay writer, Marleen Gorris was born in the Netherlands and studied English at the University of Groningen and Drama at the University of Amsterdam. In 1976 she obtained an M.A. in Drama at the University of Birmingham, England. Antonia’s Line in 1995 won Gorris greater exposure and her film won the Oscar as Best Foreign Film. Her films include The Last Island (1990), Tales from the Street (TV Series)(1993), Mrs. Dalloway (1997), Carolina (2002) and Heaven and Earth (2008) in production.