Plot points in Down Terrace
September 29, 2011 8:52 AM Subscribe
Anyone seen the English film Down Terrace?
posted by eugenen to media & arts (1 answer total)
It's embarrassing to need to have a major plot point of a film I watched closely explained to me, but here goes. [SPOILERS, obviously.]
Toward the end of the film, there's a scene between Karl, the ostensible protagonist, and his mother Maggie. Maggie says that if the baby Valda is carrying is Karl's, the baby can come live with them. As for Valda, she says, she'll leave Karl "like all the rest." Karl says "what are you talking about?" Maggie then explains that when Karl was a baby, things were "different," and they "couldn't help babies like they do now," and something went wrong in the incubator, though she's not sure what -- and that this somehow explains "all the business" with Karl's dad and his uncle Eric. The two of them then lie down on the bed as he cries.
Immediately following this, Karl and Valda kill both of Karl's parents, presumably closing the cycle of violence, and the film ends.
What did Maggie tell Karl?