film followed director Nikos Nikolaidis' legendary Xtreme horror movie
SLING, and many of the same concepts are obvious from the start.
Upon its release, Nikos said: "This is the beginning of a new
saga, more personal, on subjects like damned loves, friendship, traitorship
and more." And like SLING, two women
- Elsa [Vicky Harris] and Vera [Valeria Hristodoulidou], immersed in
their madness - are centerstage. The surreal narrative deals with two
women who may have killed a man [his body is floating in the swimming
pool] and they are in possession of a mysterious suitcase that belonged
to him. Seemingly, both Elsa and Vera loved the man [early in the film,
Elsa muses "Killing is easy when you love someone,"]. As the
narrative continues, the suitcase becomes less important and the two
women concentrate more on brutalizing each other and making love. At
one point, they dump the man's corpse in the sea. But he returns - with
only smashed glasses as any evidence of murder - to meet Vera in the
garden. Meanwhile, Elsa is killing herself. Or is she? A lot of people
die, but nobody is dead. Or is is everybody dead and living in Hell?
and atmospheric [but take note:
very erotic, violent and disturbing], the intense Nikolaidis cinematography
is mesmerizing; however the best parts of this film are the Harris|Hristodulidou
performances, the dialogue and the list of broken cinematic taboos.
As mentioned previously, this movie followed SINGAPORE
SLING, allowing Nikos to further many of the same ideas.
Mr Nikolaidis died from pulmonary edema at age 67 in September 2007.
star here, Vicky Harris, was originally from the United States, growing
up in Woodstock New York. She went to Boston University on a 4-year
writer's scholarship but left after her Sophomore year for Greece where
she secured a role in a TV series called Tolmires Istories
[Daring Stories] (1994-96). SEE YOU IN HELL was
her first feature film for Nikos Nikolaidis. She would make others,
including .com for Murder and Zero Years.
with English subtitles, 110 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original MAN BEHIND THE SUN trailers.
Intended for Adult Audiences