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Abuse in the Movie ‘Unleashed’
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Abuse may be defined as ‘the manipulation of another person through intimidation or intrusion into his psyche through fear’. Abuse may be of many kinds including physical, verbal, sexual or emotional abuse…
In recent times, we have also come across instances of social, economic, intellectual and spiritual abuse. However physical and economic abuse is most common across cultures, with child abuse and sexual abuse being most common for children and females respectively. Another kind of abuse is the utter disregard of the rights and needs of a fellow human being. Danny is a victim of this kind of abuse. The film Danny the Dog (2004) also released as Unleashed (2005) is a stark and compelling reminder of the segments of society that promote and condone abuse for their own selfish ends, and how victims are treated. These sordid details are often never brought to light as they are shameful to civilized societies, yet they persist in secrecy either with or without the support of corrupt officials and criminals. Fighting to the death is common in Taiwan, Bangkok, Vietnam and many other nations where this illicit sport draws crowds yearning to see one human being inflict punishment on another till he gives up, is maimed for life or worse still, loses his life just to please the organizers, his manager and a bloodthirsty crowd who are looking for cheap thrills but should clearly know better. All such activity is illegal and punishable by Law in all civilized cities of the world. Originally released as Danny the Dog (2004), French director Louis Letterier’s action thriller starring Jet Li in the lead role was his first experiment with the action thriller genre. ...
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