Kali-Filme (1988)

Rating: 7/10

Dir: Wilhelm Heim

[6] Weird film of eight sections which seems to be trying to explore the way the cinema sterotypes both men & women. The best of these were two in the middle, the first of which was just a sequence of stills, taken from movies, of women being terrorised & assaulted. Taken out of context, their power is multiplied, leaving this viewer feeling very uncomfortable. This is followed by a series of clips, which show women acting aggressively themselves; far more acceptable, including bits from Reform School Girls, Ms. 45, I Spit on Your Grave, Chained Heat, etc, making for a “Violent Femmes Greatest Hits” compilation. Another good pair of sections contrast fictional war with the grim reality. A slight tendency towards over-kill throughout, doesn’t hurt too much.