As a shocking view of depravity and brutality in a Chilean prison before Allende's election, the film is convincing. The events of the film leading up to Jaime's transformation are somewhat less so. Nonetheless, the film held the attention and even though it was based on a trash novel one got the feeling of wanting to know what would happen next. The lovemaking scenes were not even vaguely erotic including the ones where there was some tenderness. I was slightly disappointed, but knowing the source material, I guess I wasn't looking for or expecting more. I don't regret watching, by any means.
A '70s-set homoerotic prison drama based on a low-circulated pulp novel, tracking the sexual, often-violent and eventually murderous experiences of 20-something narcissist Jaime.
August 4, 2020