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Rainbow Bird and Monster Man (2002)

  Directed by: Dennis K. Smith
Starring: Tony Lock
Links: Rainbow Bird and Monster Man on the IMDb
Genre: Documentary
Awards: AFI Awards: Best Documentary 2002 (nominee)

This movie gets: 6.00 (1 rating)
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"A powerful story" - a review by pearly

Rainbow Bird and Monster Man is an interview-style documentary. Consisting of close-up shots of subject Tony Lock and re-enactments of Tony's life, it is a tried-and-true technique, but powerful nonetheless. From about the age of 5, Tony was systematically raped for ten years or more by a family friend. Tony speaks frankly about his feelings towards this man, and the events which led up to him murdering the man many years later.

Tony is a very eloquent speaker, and is able to hold your interest for the duration of the film (which is just under an hour in length). His story is a great illustration of how childhood events can effect people as adults. It is a very personal story, and the way it is told offers a lot of insight into Tony's mindset, meaning that this film is fairly unique. Particularly interesting is the way that Tony perceives his abuser; that he simultaneously loathed and looked up to him.

Rainbow Bird and Monster Man is quite difficult to watch (the re-enactments are not particularly graphic, but there is a lot to take in) but it is well put together and keeps your attention throughout.

pearly gives this movie 6 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 23 Sep 2002

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Reader comments

  1. Powerful and compelling

    Rating given: 8

    A comment from Dans on Thu 18 Sep 2003 14:58 #

  2. Disturbing and challenging, brilliantly directed! Tony Lock challenges us to beleive in the unbeleivable!

    Rating given: 8

    A comment from Oscar Seppenfelt on Mon 29 Sep 2003 21:47 #

  3. Disturbing!! nearly as disturbing as Lock himself

    A comment from Zoe on Sat 26 Mar 2005 02:38 #

  4. Wow, powerful, disturbing and beautifully put together.

    Rating given: 9

    A comment from Marcus (http://www.haiku.com.au) on Tue 24 Jan 2006 13:32 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 8.33 (3 ratings)

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