''The Book of Revelation'' is a 2006 Australian film based on the novel by Rupert Thompson, directed by Ana Kokkinos and starring Tom Long, Greta Scacchi, Colin Friels, Anna Torv and Deborah Mailman.
Talented and acclaimed dancer Daniel (Long) is preparing for the opening night of a new performance directed by Isabel (Scacchi). When he goes out to get his girlfriend and fellow dancer Bridget (Torv) a packet of cigarettes, he doesn't come back. Tension mounts as he is still absent, and Isabel has to recast his role. She calls on the help of her friend Mark (Friels) a police officer with the Missing Persons division, but he can find no trace of Daniel.
12 days later, Daniel is thrown out of the back of a van. He returns to his and Bridget's apartment, and to the dance studio but will not say what happened, despite the large scratches down his back. In flashback, we learn that Daniel was abducted and held prisoner by three women to be used as their sex slave. They rape him and subject him to several other humiliations before dumping him back in the real world.
Daniel then sets out to find his abductors, and as he's only seen their bodies, begins an investigative odyssey of sexual encounters. ItMakesSenseInContext. He soon finds comfort in the arms of Julie (Mailman) who, as a short Aboriginal lady, is automatically ruled out as one of his abductors, and Daniel slowly begins to regain his sense of trust and humanity with the world around him.
The film is ''very'' esoteric, and is not one to take lightly. Reviews were mainly positive, praising the performances of all involved (especially Tom Long in a challenging role) but the film is often criticised for being slow, with languid pacing and too much silence trying to pass as meaning.
Has absolutely ''nothing'' to do with [[Literature/BookOfRevelation the Biblical book]], [[CaptainObvious except maybe that the two texts feature people]].
!!This film contains examples of the following:
* ActingForTwo: Anna Torv plays both Bridget and one of the abductors, though this isn't necessarily meant to mean that Bridget was one of the abductors. Ana Kokkinos just thought she was the best actress for the role.
** That said, Kokkinos hasn't given an explicit WordOfGod stating that it's NOT to be seen that way. The film has some interesting dynamics if you see Bridget as one of the abductors, especially given the hints at their relationship deteriorating.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: A disturbing one at that, but brings about Daniels defiant CrowningMomentOfAwesome. In the same scene, one of the female captors goes on a date too.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Daniel has been arrested after assaulting a woman he was certain was one of his captors]] but at the same time he's about to open up about what happened to him.
* DyeingFOrYourArt: Tom Long learned to dance for the role, and it's probably the least successful part of his performance. While he dances more than adequately, he still shows signs of a man who is not entirely familiar with his body; there's no way Daniel would have been the raging success he and Bridget are said to be.
* BondageIsBad: A literal example.
* KarmaHoudini: The abductors.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Daniel's new apartment becomes one as he chalks up tallis of all the women he's slept with trying to find his abductors.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Given that she's present for the first half of the film, Bridget's disappearance from the story seems a bit odd.