User:lorinlouis on Sat, 12 Jan 2008 13:25:54 +0000
The first collaboration between Joseph Losey (who is not credited)and actor Dirk Bogarde. A psychiatrist (Alexander Knox), assaulted by a young offender (Dirk Bogarde), decide to welcome him in his house instead of taking him to the police. The purpose of the doctor is to cure the young fellow by founding in his childhood the real reasons that make him the way he is. But by importing evil in his own home, he will disturb the apparent domestic harmony and his wife (Alexis Smith) is beginning to feel sentiments towards the young gunman... Behind an intrigue of a love affair, Losey deals with the social pressure, added to a biological holism, that is installing in our society and which tells that delinquent behavior is insane and needs a curative solution.