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JOE

USA, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 42)

Director: John G. Avildsen

A girl winds up in hospital from an overdose of drugs. Her father, an advertising executive, seeks out her junkie boyfriend and murders him. His action is discovered by a factory worker, who applauds it as a blow struck for God and country. When the daughter discovers her father's guilt, she runs off to the East Village.

Searching for her, the two find themselves smoking pot and participating in a sex orgy, where they finally vent their rage against the hippie community.

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