Video Review

The Conviction

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Foreign Language; With: Claire Nebout and Vittorio Mezzogiorno

A man and a woman get locked in a museum after hours. They do it. Afterward, all agree that he didn't rape her. But did he ''rape'' her by compelling her to reveal her innermost secrets? If this bizarre, sexually explicit, talky film, The Conviction, from director Marco Bellocchio (Devil in the Flesh) is any indication, Italy's sexual politics are just as byzantine as its corruption-wracked politics. C

Originally posted Jan 20, 1995 Published in issue #258 Jan 20, 1995 Order article reprints