10 traumas caused by films, books, and TV (for Koes Staassen)
In Bernardo Bertolucci’s film ‘1900’ there’s a scene where the adolescent son of a wealthy Italian landowner wakes up in the stone hut of a married peasant couple who work for the boy’s father. It’s clear the boy has just had sex with the couple. As the boy starts to leave, the husband (Donald Sutherland) grabs him by the legs and begins swinging the screaming boy in a circle faster and faster. It’s a small hut, and, as the husband revolves, the boy's head hits one of the stone walls violently over and over until blood is splattering on everything and the only sound is the thud-thud-thud of head hitting wall. It’s the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen in a movie.