At first glance, Bob Bellings, appears to be just like any other average person. He spends most of his time in his high rise office building, working as an office clerk. He seems normal but we quickly learn that he is an incredibly dangerous, mentally unbalanced man whose penchant for sexual conquest and violence knows no bounds. The director, Bo Arne Vibenius, is best known for Thriller: A Cruel Picture, and with Breaking Point the director delivers another skin flick that is much more than meets the eye. Much of the film we follow Bob as he lives this double life, leaving work to routinely stalk, rape, and murder his victims. What seems to be missed by most people who just write Breaking Point off as merely another skin flick, is its masterful use of point of view. The entire film is completely in Bob's point of view, with everything being filtered through his warped reality. Given that fact, Breaking Point is certainly not a film for everyone, being quite graphic at times. Early on in the film we see a news report in which the reporter states "over 80% of woman actually want to be raped". This isn't merely the director/writer having fun, but another example of Bob's warped reality. To him, the woman he attacks aren't being assaulted, they are being given what they ultimately desire. Breaking Point really does a great job at blurring these lines between reality and bob's reality, with the viewer frequently questioning the reality of what they are seeing. It's a stylistic piece of film making that uses music to perfection, assaulting the viewer with loud screeching noises every time Bob commits another murder/rape. It's as if these high pitch screeches and sounds personify Bob's psyche, loud and angry at everyone and everything. The ending of Breaking Point is what really ties the film together perfectly, with Bob greeting his wife and daughter at the airport as they arrive home. This curve ball beautifully illustrates the use of point-of-view earlier as we begin to suspect that all the monstrosities which we have seen were not reality, but merely the messed up imagination of a bored mind. Bo Arne Vibenius' Breaking Point is an incredibly offensive film with sequences that have to be seen to be believed but if one gives the film a chance, it is a much more artful and profound experience than many give it credit for.
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