'There were no mitigating circumstances. There were no excuses . . . I wasn't the victim of child sexual abuse. I didn't grow up in a civil war zone. My uncle didn't beat me. I don't even have the excuse of neglect . . .'
Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted. Even evil. But if the perpetrator is a sixteen year old schoolgirl, is she culpable? And if the victim is her thirty-four year old teacher, shouldn't he have known better?
Yet she is irresistible, inescapable, her performance is seamless. And her unquenchable addiction to her power of seduction leads him ever deeper into his own darkest desires.
Then the tables turn . . .
Precocious, disturbing and morally complex, 'Innocents' is a coolly told portrait of manipulation and obsession.