International Film Reviews
Silhouette members discussed and debated Alex van Warmerdam’s Abel (Voyeur) following a private screening. Abel, a thirty year old man, is voyeuristic and agoraphobic who never left his parent’s house and does not do anything for a living. After quite a few unsuccessful attempts by his tyrannical father Victor and overprotective mother Duif to change him, Abel is thrown out of the house to face the city life, the feuds between his parents and ultimately finding a new home with a stripper. Abel is an extremely weird comedy mocking the modern middle class family values, questioning its imposition to typecast based on vague concepts of sanity and normalcy. Silhouette recommends the film.