Jack is a narcissistic year-old boy, helping his father, a smoker with a persistent cough, unload large bags of cement to resurface the garden path of their post-war era prefab house. Despite being told to come straight home from school to help with the work the next day, Jack stops by the remains of a torn-down prefab to smoke a cigarette and read a pornographic magazine he has hidden there. When he comes home, he excuses himself to go to the toilet, where he proceeds to masturbate. His father collapses from a heart attack and dies. A few months after the tragedy, Jack's mother and his siblings, year-old Julie, year-old Sue and 6-year-old Tom, are still mourning. Jack has become apathetic to the feelings of his family, while also neglecting to bathe. Jack's mother is taken ill and becomes bedridden and frail, prompting Jack and Julie to take control of the household.
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His only emotional outlet from his oppressive father is a growing curiosity about his sexuality which includes masturbation, pornography and fantasies about his older sister, Julie. With Jack and Julie acting as mother and father, their unchecked sexual curiosity develops into incest, which is ultimately exposed. This film is well written, directed and acted. Although with it shows that deviant sexual behavior culminates in the self-destruction, the fact that this film contains objectionable language, nudity in scenes of intercourse and masturbation and a gruesome story, it is not recommended but for moral individuals. Home Reviews. None Light Moderate Heavy Language. Although an indictment on both, this well-written, -directed and -acted piece contains graphic portraits of characters with no spiritual guidance, lots of nudity, both naturalistic and in scenes of intercourse and masturbation, foul language and a gruesome storyline and cannot be recommended.
When you consider how many of those books have become modern classics, he sits in a very elite group indeed. With his recent novels he sometimes seems to be targeting book clubs ahead of literature critics. Their source material was slim the novel runs to pages so much of the work was already done for them.
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