DVD: Katalin Varga, For retail & rental (Artificial Eye)

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The Independent Culture

Set in Romania, the remarkable debut of British director Peter Strickland is an atmospheric revenge drama with the timeless and hypnotic quality of a twisted fable.

Hilda Peter plays the eponymous heroine, forced to leave home when her husband realises their son is not, in fact, his. "I need to pay some men a surprise visit," she declares, dragging the boy across the Carpathians. What transpires when she finds the men in question is surprising, disturbing and unforgettable.

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