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There's only one scene in The War Zone that is shot in a city, which I assume to be London (as implied by the story.) The girl that the brother and his sister meet there seems to be a prostitute, set up for him by his sister. But, then she interrupts them when the "prostitute" was just getting started.

Did the sister change her mind, or did I miss something?

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There's a few possible explanations for this:

  1. Firstly, you could argue that it is because the sister suddenly realises what she is doing is a form of abuse - by putting her brother in a sexual situation which he didn't choose to be in. Given all the events of her life, this sudden realisation is certainly plausible. She did for him what no one ever did for her.

  2. Another possible reason I've read at the IMDB forums is that the director perhaps didn't want to portray all abuse as being cyclical, i.e. that the abused will become abusers.

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You got a link to the forums? –  Tshepang Mar 6 '14 at 7:51
@Tshepang: Added to my post. It's always worth checking out the boards there for subjective answers like this, since you can bet someone has thought of it/asked it before and a discussion has gotten underway. –  Andrew Martin Mar 6 '14 at 8:14

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