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Traps 18 rating

Věra Chytilová's dark, post-communist comedy. After a veterinary surgeon is sexually assaulted by two men, she uses her particular expertise in castraton to exact her revenge…

Comedy 1998 116 mins

Director: Vera Chytilová

Overview

Described as a 'feminist black comedy', Věra Chytilová's post-communist film continues the director's confrontational approach with the subject of a woman who is raped by two men. Unfortunately for them, she's a veterinary surgeon practised in techniques of castration. Also a political commentary attacking male power, it shows Chytilová treating capitalist morality with the same enthusiasm previously reserved for 'socialist' compromise.