The ultimate in erotically-charged, meticulously-crafted lesbian crime cinema! Before THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis made their auspicious debut with this steamy, twisty caper film that fuses elements of classic noir and trashy erotic thrillers into a surgically-plotted masterpiece.
Corky, a lesbian ex-con, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar is delivering to his Mafioso boss but inevitably, the plan goes awry. A modern marvel of stripped down narrative efficiency and well crafted characters, the film is always playing several games at once, subverting tropes, upending expectations and staying two steps ahead of its audience.
Originally overlooked as an exploitative potboiler, BOUND now stands out not only as a masterfully directed first film from a pair of brilliant filmmakers but as one of the very best crime films from a decade full of highlights.