Directed by: Bob Brooks
Actors: Bruce Dern, Maud Adams, Leonard Frey
Also known as: Intihimon merkki, Tatuaje al desnudo, Tatuagem, Tattoo – il segno della passione, Tattoo – Das Mal der Rache
Description: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes dangerously obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he’s hired to paint temporary tattoos on a group of women for a photo shoot. As his obsession grows, Kinsky becomes increasingly determined that Maddy should bear his “mark” … forever.
I think people are too hard on this film. It’s one of my favourites. Maud Adams turned out to be a wonderful actress (have you noticed people seem to be nasty about models turned actresses if they’re any good?). As for Bruce Dern…. WOW! He’s great too! It’s much like “The Collector” in the sense that he kidnaps her out of obsession, perhaps convincing himself it’s love- being a lonely character in it.Don’t be mislead, it’s a good film. It’s not perverted in anyway. It’s known by people who’ve read about it that he tattoos her (probably how it gets it’s title!), true, but people forget that she is attracted to the idea, denying it to herself though, which provokes his attack- probably. Well, that’s my opinion and Maud Adams is my favourite actress. In my ‘crazy’ mind she’s the best actress to have come from the James Bond films (“The Man With The Golden Gun” and “Octopussy”, as Andrea Anders and Octopussy respectively). Try to watch and don’t be led into thinking it’s a ‘sleazy’ film because it’s not. It’s a marvellous film!!