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Masculinity And Monsters In Your Were Never Really Here And Oldboy

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Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you”. He very well could have been describing the path of two monstrous twentieth-century cinematic antiheroes: Joe in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and Oh Dae-su in Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy.

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