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2000s, Drama - Crime

The Flock (2008)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Craig Mitchell, Hans Bauer
Additional Info It appears that members of the Department of Public Safety who adminster people on the sex offender’s register have the right of entry into their homes, even if the police do not.
Director Wai-Keung Lau
Starring Richard Gere, Claire Danes, KaDee Strickland
Elevator Pitch A man whose job it is to oversee the lives of paroled sex offenders is being retired and is showing his replacement the ropes when a seventeen year old girl goes missing. There have been others. He is convinced that the disappearances relate to those in his charge, and that he can save her.
Content Many glimpses of young women being tortured. The official and his trainee visit down at the heal conurbations and the flats and trailers of paroled sex offenders. They drive about in the desert of New Mexico. There is violence.
A View This was a straight to video offering and so was not rated by Rotten Tomatoes. It is quite an unpleasant film, gripping in its own way and full of tension. So while it is a difficult watch it does not cross the line between drama and voyerism. Given a choice I prefer fantasy.

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