Saturday, 8 December 2012

Undercover review

As night falls in the city, young and gorgeous detective Cindy Hanen slips out of her police blues and into an upscale brothel for the rich and powerful. Her undercover assignment to capture a murderer exposes a seductive but dangerous world where hot sex and erotic fantasies are just part of the job.

While brutal in its portrayals this film is an effective comment on the capacity of the average man in the street for violence.

The main members of the cast are Undercover Police, so clearly know the difference between right and wrong. However, they get so caught up in the thrill of the fight they find themselves unable to control their actions. One of them is so carried away he prefers his new life.

This film is a tricky one to watch, due to the closeness to home of the subject matter. Brutal and unmotivated violence is graphically, and very effectively, depicted, and takes place in everyday locations; the pub, the street, the football terrace.

Avoid this if you are sensitive about screen violence. However, while uncomfortable viewing, this film does ultimately reward, with full hearted performances and more than one or two difficult questions left in your mind. 8/10.

Undercover overview

A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should.

Athena Massey