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One morning Nicole unfortunately asks Ludo to assert 'maman' to her, simply because he hasn't ever in his existence acknowledged it prior to. Ludo attempts to talk however the note continues to be caught in his throat and he wraps himself in silence. Nicole bitterly cries that he has each cause to not name her 'maman', screaming that it really is 'those 3 bastards who're your mother'. Ludo can't endure to witness his mother's discomfort and runs out of the room leaving Nicole on my own. throughout the modalized ocularization (a psychological photograph) of a flashback we see a fourteen or fifteen yr outdated Nicole being brutally raped by way of American squaddies. The flashback is brief (fifty seconds) and indicates instead of really exhibits the violent rape. The quick montage comprises 41 pictures, eighteen of which convey a swinging lamp that produces the creaking noise heard already in Nicole's prior flashback. The lamp is proven in POV photographs via Nicole's eyes, whereas she is mendacity down on a desk, being raped. numerous pictures convey her terrified eyes. The POV pictures of the lamp are intercut with photographs (all very brief, approximately one moment) that fragmentarily convey the advent to the rape: a soldier beating up Nicole, forcing a bottle into her mouth that makes her bleed, tearing off her outfits, brushing the flame of a lighter alongside her bare physique, raping her after which calling out 'come on men, she's ready'; different males giggle. a last shot of the swinging mild and the creaking noise fade out, concluding the flashback. A reduce takes us again to Nicole, weeping silently in her room. within the subsequent shot, outdoor within the courtyard, Ludo crashes his head opposed to the wall of the home, until eventually he falls down with blood in every single place his face. even if he nonetheless doesn't comprehend what has occurred to his mom (in distinction to the spectator), he thoroughly identifies along with her pain and semi-consciously repeats it; not just during this scene, but additionally via hiding on a seashore while he's damage, the environment during which his mom was once raped. Ludo is either the signal of the crime and the testimonial witness to his mother's ache. hence oversignified and and not using a verbal outlet for his feelings, he turns into self-destructive. The illustration of the rape is extremely stylized and concentrates on a picture that for Nicole symbolizes the aggravating occasion: the swinging and squeaking lamp. For the spectator the sunshine offers the scene an Page seventy eight eerie surroundings, in its swing highlighting the activities or retaining them at nighttime, therefore destroying all linearity, either by way of imaginative and prescient and of narration. The flickering of the lamp indicates an on-and-off country, of twilight, of almost-non-being, and of horror (it is a regular conference of horror movies). past Nicole has stated 'that negative yellow lamp'. For her the lamp has turn into a metaphor for the frightening violence performed to her; an event that by means of its very nature can't be represented since it occurs to and contained in the physique, and in far more than her personal physically hope. In a metonymical displacement she displaces the violence from her physique onto the lamp.
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