Breaking Point (1975)

Andreas Bellis plays Bob Bellings, a seemingly normal enough guy. In his mind, every interaction he has with a woman is charged with erotic overtones, basically he thinks that every woman he meets wants to have sex with him. Sounds like just about every man i know! Unfortunately, most of these encounters end in murder and mayhem. Which is where our hero differs from us normal sickos [i can only speak for myself here!] He’s a bit handy with a gun, and is quite keen on model railways. As a reviewer on the imdb notes, most of his misdemeanors take place during work time, which is highly commendable.

Alternate Titles
Breathing Point ?
Pornografisk Thriller Danish?, used in subtitles
Les Suédoises France

Starring Anton Rothschild (an alias of Andreas Bellis, the male protagonist, Bob Billing, a boring office worker seemingly living alone in a small flat with a model trainset for company), Irena Billing, Jane McIntosh, Susanne Audrian, Bertha Klingspor, Marilyn Inverness, Liza June, Adolf Deutsch, Joachim Bender.

A blonde housewife (XNK5919), who is later named as Suzanne Andersson, is followed from a supermarket and raped and murdered in the darkness of her flat. This is recounted on a TV news bulletin when the office workers take a break. A policeman and a psychiatrist are interviewed and from the dialogue it may be that this is some sort of science fiction world as it seems slightly skewed from reality. Or maybe it’s just bad writing.

Billing’s female colleagues are mostly just extras and have not been placed in the unknowns, apart from the receptionist (XNK5921) and a blonde in a denim suit (XNK5920) who teases Billing, but never speaks – or maybe this is partly in his dreams.

It is not clear whether Billing is the rapist of the blonde housewife, but the news report seemingly inspires him to go out on the prowl. He sees a brunette (Barbara Scott) in the railway station. She meets his gaze and he follows her on to the train and then to her home. He orders her to strip and they have sex. He goes home and dreams about her after playing with his model trains.

Further news reports, in which it is announced that ‘authorized citizens’ are going to be issued with gun permits, inspire Billing both to obtain a gun and to go out on the prowl again. He sees a blonde (XNK5922) parting from her husband or boyfriend. He follows her car home and again orders her to strip, but this time the sex is only seemingly consensual as she takes the opportunity, while in the doggy position, to grab a pair of scissors and stab him in the thigh. She then flees from the house and drives away in her car. He pursues her in his car and causes it to crash. It blows up into a fireball.

Another visit to the gun shop provides him with ammunition and Billing goes off to the country in his car for some target practice. On the way back he picks up a very willing hitch-hiker (XNK5923). They have sex in the back of his estate car. Further dreams of his conquests follow.

Back in the city with his briefcase, he is mistaken for a man carrying money by would-be robbers. They kidnap him, but on finding out their mistake decide to kill him. The man aiming a gun at him is distracted, giving Billing enough time to remove his loaded gun from his briefcase and kill all three of them.

He drives back to the city to meet his wife (not listed) and child on their return from a trip and tells them that nothing much has happened while they were away. How this squares with his single bed and small bedroom is not explained.

Actors: Barbara Scott