January 20, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

The Conviction

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Claire Nebout, Vittorio Mezzogiorno
genre
Foreign Language
We gave it a C

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

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