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Director: Harvey Hart
Scenario: John Herbert
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Year: 1971
Duration: 102 min
Rating: 6.5/10

Actors: Wendell Burton, Michael Greer, Zooey Hall, Danny Freedman, Larry Perkins, James Barron, Lázaro Pérez, Jon Granik, Tom Harvey, Hugh Webster, Kirk McColl, Vance Davis, Robert Goodier, Cathy Wiehl, Georges Allard

Description:

Malo reposta nije na odmet. Uvijek se nešto može dodati ili bar urediti opis filma. Iako je ovaj film star preko 20 godina, po mom mišljenju bolji je od mnogih novijih ostvarenja.
Tema je zatvor. Prava pederska tema, prepuna silovanja , i svega onoga sto se vrti u maštama mnogih gay ljudi.U filmu su ubačeni svi već vidjeni zatvorsko – pederski stereotipi: silovanja, brutalnost, nasilje, dežurne zatvorske kurve, policajci, rasni i ostali zatvorenici. Treba imati u vidu vrijeme kada je film snimljen i sve ono što u njemu mozete vidjeti je bilo dovoljno da ga mnoge drzave stave na x listama i onima zabranjeno za mladje od 18 godina. Danas bi jedva dobio oznaku zabranjen za mlađe od 15 god.
Posebno me je oduševila Queenie, travestit koji je osudjen na doživotni “Švedski sto” :)
Smitty je str8 lik , osuđen na 6 godina i nakon što ga njegov cimer Rocky spasi od kolektivne raspaljotke (čitaj redaljke) postaje njegova “djevojka” Trebam li vam reći da je prije toga propisno isprebijan pa izjeban. Rocky ga nije štedio! I tako sve dok ga draga Queenie nije naučila kako treba da se ponaša i šta treba da radi.

Poenta je kako se u zatvoru postaje od str8 “poštenog” momka peder. E kada bi još zaista tako bilo, trebalo bi sve str8 momke otjerati na prevaspitanje u zatvor.
Šalim se, ali nije fer da vam ispričam cjeli film.

Onako moja ocjena je 5/10.
Pa ako znate dobro engleski jezik i raspoloženi ste da ubijete 120 minuta na ovu temu eto vam filma. Al ne očekujte previše golotinje. Toga ima samo u tragovima.

From FilmFanatic.org

Fortune and Men’s Eyes (the odd title is taken from a Shakespeare sonnet) is a brave yet ultimately flawed depiction of male prison life. More a theatrical fable than a realistic exposé, Fortune depicts a nightmarish milieu where sex is the primary currency, guards uniformly turn a blind eye to egregious sexual abuse, and inmates are forced to choose their sexual “position” in a rigid hierarchy. In one particularly disturbing scene (which predates Deliverance), Mona (Freedman) is gang-raped during a meal — and while everyone in the room is aware of what’s happening, absolutely nothing is done to stop the situation. Instead, Rocky (Hall) turns the event into a chaotic free-for-all, pouring buckets of water gleefully from the balcony while incongruously cheerful music starts to play on the soundtrack; again, the guards do nothing. It’s a baffling scene to be sure.

Equally frustrating is the characterization of Rocky, who plays a pivotal role in the film: while Hall gives a decent performance, his character is so poorly written that it’s hard to understand his motivations. He could perhaps be seen as psychopathic in his vacillation between friendship with Burton and bullying domination, but this is never made clear. On the other hand, while some have argued that a character like Queenie (Greer gives a wonderfully vibrant performance) would never be able to hold such a high position in a male-dominated prison, I disagree: in an isolated world where sex is everything, a brash, self-confident man who willingly takes on the role of a woman (and flaunts his sexuality) may very well be able to thrive

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Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971)

  • Runtime:102 minutes

  • Actors:

    Smitty
    Wendell Burton
    Queenie
    Michael Greer
    Rocky
    Zooey Hall
    Mona
    Danny Freedman
    Screwdriver
    Larry Perkins
    Holy Face Peters
    James Barron
    Catso
    Lázaro Pérez
    Sgt. Gritt
    Jon Granik
    Warden Gasher
    Tom Harvey
    Rabbit
    Hugh Webster

  • Plot:

    The young, naive Smitty is sent to prison for six months; Cathy, his girlfriend, watches as he disappears behind the bars and barbed wire. He’s assigned a cell with Queenie, a balls-out drag queen, Rocky, a quiet but cocky con, and Mona, a young gay man who ministers to Rocky. Smitty watches in horror as gangs of inmates brutalize prisoners who lack protection. Those who complain risk beatings or murder at the hands of unsympathetic guards: all cries are bootless. Mona offers poetry – Shakespeare’s sonnet XXIX; Queenie and Rocky offer Smitty advice, and Rocky offers protection for a price. Smitty’s choices and their consequences are the film’s main subjects.

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  • Also known as: Sob o Teto do Demônio (Brazil), Aux yeux du sort et des humains (Canada – French title), Fordærv bag tremmerne (Denmark), Los ojos de la cárcel (Spain), In disgrazia alla fortuna e agli occhi degli uomini (Italy), Av gud och människor övergivna (Sweden), Menschen hinter Gittern (West Germany),

  • Rating: (271 votes)

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