The film, in fact, is very subdued compared to the excesses of the slasher typical of the late 80s and many lovers, perhaps even ensnared by the title, may be disappointed by the small presence. In truth, this film builds to a greater extent as a cross-section cold, bordering on documentary, actions illogical, unjustified but extremely that responds only to its own impulse.
Forget the figures seductive, this Henry is more real than real, because it cares for pleasure or disgust the viewer, just do what you should do, forcing the viewer to reflect charm that have in our culture. Excellent proof of the main character actor who gives the stereotype real, though manipulative psychopath spectacular, in addition, the comparison between the two psychopathies.
But it is certainly not in the same poetic form is, visually, a film for almost all saw that the mainstream has become accustomed to quite different levels, and yet, at the same time, it is a film that I would recommend a few those who bear a degree of psychological visible or understandable and that know how to go beyond the joyful paintings has too often built around the phenomenon.
Called the American answer to Guy de Maupassant, O. Henry is the father of the American short story. Much loved by its readers how often panned by critics, known around the world under the pseudonym O. Henry, William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro in 1862 and died in New York in 1910, the beginning of his career, for he was writing only a secondary activity. To keep his young family, he made thousands of jobs pharmacist, designer, singer of some success, accounting; only later from wife began to collaborate more with the publishing world.
Skilled draftsman, O. Henry founded and directed since 1894 also a humorous weekly, "The Rolling Stone", but his cartoons proved too uncomfortable to the powerful and the magazine was forced to close soon. Called the "Houston Post", his popularity as a writer of short stories, grew still, however, a conviction dating back to the period in which he worked in the bank, it cost him a stay in prison, during which, however, did not stop writing. Released from prison in 1902 he moved to New York where, within a very short time, he wrote for newspapers and magazines almost four stories.
His many readers will worship the humor, the irony, the characters taken from the street, the taste for surprise endings. Although O. Henry was sharp and sober observer and narrator of the reality of his time, and had made the story his literary figure, becoming one of the leading exponents of the genre, he ended his days at just 48 years old, defeated by financial problems and alcoholism. He is named after a major American literary award, dedicated to the short story, which saw winners writers like Faulkner, Capote, King.
O. Henry published ten collections of short stories, the first of which was Cabbages And Kings (1904). Within the collection "The Four Million", there are two more stories that made him famous: "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Furnished Room." In the catalog of immature ear, including the forthcoming titles, "The Gift of the Magi", illustrated by Ofra Amit (2013).