are other guests on the boat. None of them can guess the
big secret, a secret about incest, about the father molesting
his son, about the murder of the mother, and about seducing
his 18-year-old daughter. All this comes slowly out, in
the daylight, during a simple birthday party, on beautiful
first everything on the luxury boat looks like paradise;
then slowly it becomes a claustrophobic hell of deep and
terrifying family secrets. The victim, a young woman celebrating
her birthday, becomes the central character, representing
the dark family past. After the secret comes out, and guests
become witnesses of the disclosure, the brother in desperation
shoots the sister, wasting the only bullet in the father's
pistol, even though he’d meant to use the bullet on himself.
The final sacrifice that he makes by shooting his sister
to save her from further emotional aggravation and pain
is filmed with great style.
is absolutely unbelievable that this film is Signorell's
big-screen film, and that this film director is an inexperienced
30-year-old. Scheherazade has the perfect balance between
plot, time and space. It is also unbelievable that such
a film can be made with a rather small budget. The director
managed to film every detail of the actors’ performance,
the details necessary to tell the story properly.